Everything you wanted to know about the US in the years 1860 - 1900
Elections of 1860 and 1864
The election of 1860 would be a very important election. Slavery, and state rights would be the main factors on who would be chosen as president. It was these issues that caused the democratic party divided
John C. Breckinridge
Stephan A. Douglas
I was able to get most of the North to vote for me while the South was divided between three possible people to vote for, so I won.
I was gonna say that... well okay then
The election of 1864 is also important because the election was held during the civil war and many people actually didn’t support Lincoln at first. They didn’t support him because the military situation of the Union wasn’t doing so well
It was until it did turn around that northerners began to support Lincoln and he was able to win.