Political Comic

Political Comic

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  •                     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
  • VS
  • Democrat Convention
  • 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!
  • Timeline
  • 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!
  • James Buchanan
  • 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
  • So close...
  • 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.
  • James Buchanan!
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