The Presidential Election of 1860

The Presidential Election of 1860

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  • The issue of slavery split the Democratic Party. The Republican Party was NOT split. This would decide the elections.
  • Southern Democrats
  • Northern Democrats
  • Republican
  • John C. Beckinridge
  • The Northern Democrats' candidate was John C. Breckinridge. The Southern Democrats chose John bell as their candidate.
  • John Bell
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • The Republicans nominated Abraham Lincoln.
  • Northern Democrats supported popular sovereignty. Southern Democrats vowed to uphold slavery.
  • South
  • Support Slavery
  • North
  • Against Slavery
  • Republican wanted to leave  slavery alone where it existed, but also wanted to ban it in the territories.
  • He won every Northern state however.
  • Abraham Lincoln 
  • Lincoln's name didn't even appear on the ballot in most Southern states. 
  • The more populous North outvoted the South. The democrat votes were split three ways. 
  • Lincoln was elected the 16th U.S. president.
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