1852 1854 1856 1861 Who Won the Election of 1856? Franklin Pierce Kansas-Nebraska Act Election of 1856 Civil War is elected President is passed James Buchanan breaks out is elected
Elephant: Republican Party Donkey: Democrats
The Election of 1856 was a change from a normal election. The newly established Republican Party was up against the well-known Democrats
Democrat politicians had ties. They were split due to the Kansas-Nebraska Act, with anyone who supported it not being re-elected. The Northern and Southern Whigs could not get along, leading to the collapse of the party.
Election of 1856 James Buchanan is elected President
It will benefit the Nation!
It will tear it apart!
Thus the candidates are...
Millard Fillmore Know-Nothing Candidate
Republican vs Democrats: Election of 1856 By: Nader Doura
James Buchanan Democrat Candidate
Republican Party- A political party united against the spread of slavery to the west
James Buchanan will win when pigs fly!
The Whigs fell apart and did not run for the Election
Oh, would you look at that...
The 15th President of the United States is...
Millard Fillmore was previously the 13th President, he left the Democrats and joined the Know-Nothing Party. John C. Fremont had no political experience but was against slavery, which was why he was chosen. James Buchanan was previously Polk's Secretary of State.
John C. Fremont, Republican Candidate
Many people speculated whether the Democrats would receive any support at all, after the crisis between the party during the Kansas-Nebraska Act. The same was with the Republicans, with most seeing them as a one-time party against slavery. They had almost no supporters outside of the North.
Democrats could of not of chosen a supporter for the Act such as Stephen Douglas because that would anger many Southerners. They chose James Buchanan for a few reasons. Not only did he have political experience, but he had been in Britain as an ambassador for the U.S. during the Kansas-Nebraska issue.
Fremont won 11 out of 16 free states whereas Buchanan won 15 out of 16 slave states. The Democrats' tactic worked and won them the election. Fillmore won only 1 state, Maryland. James Buchanan-Fifteenth President of the United States that won the Election of 1856 by not supporting the Kansas-Nebraska Act and having political experience.