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  • Nadia Obeidallah
  • Time Line
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act 1854
  • K & N Act
  • Who won  the Election of 1856?
  • Pottowaie Massacre May 24, 1856
  • I knew this would happen.
  • I unleashed this civil war.
  • Election of 1856 1856
  • Civil War 1861-1865
  • What are the Parties and what do they want?
  • Republican Party
  • We want to stop slavery from expanding West.
  • V.S.
  • We think slavery should expand West. 
  •  Democratic Party
  • Democrat Stephen Douglas knew the Kansas- Nebraska Act will cause chaos. It made the slavery issue become a priority to overcome and the election was coming up, so new parties were created for the slavery problem.   
  • Who were the candidates?
  • I am representing the Democrat    Party.
  • I am James Buchanan.
  • I am John C. Fremont. 
  • I am representing the Republican Party.
  • Stephen Douglas-  wrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act   Republican Party- a political party against the expansion of slavery to the West Kansas- Nebraska Act- a plan that would divide the remainder of the Louisiana Territory into two territories, Kansas an Nebraska, and popular sovereignty will the decide if it is a free or slave state.
  • Who won the election?
  • Whigs, Free-soilers, Democrats, and abolitionist joined forces and in 1854 the Republic Party was created. The Democrats want to expand slavery while Republicans wanted to end it.
  • John C. Fremont James Buchanan Millard Fillmore
  • The Democrats chose former ambassador, secretary of state James Buchanan as their candidate. The Republicans chose former colonel, politician, and explorer John C. Fremont as their candidate.
  • Millard Fillmore- he ran for the presidency in the Election of 1856 representing the American Party James Buchanan- he was the secretary of state while Polk was president and he was an ambassador in Great Britain. He is a Democrat and won the Election of 1856 and became the 15th president.
  • After the states voted, James Buchanan won 14 out of 15 of the slave states, John C. Fremont won 11 of the sixteen free states, and Millard Fillmore won 1 state. In the end, James Buchanan won the election and became the 15th president.
  • The winner of the Election of 1856 is................................ James Buchanan.
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