Election of 1860

Election of 1860

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  • Candidates
  • Republican Party
  • Northern Democratic Party
  • Southern Democratic Party
  • Constitutional Unionist
  • Aftermath
  • #NewPresident
  • Formation of the Confederacy
  • We Plan To Secede! #GoConfederacy
  • Abraham Lincoln: Republican Party, Slavery must not be allowed in new Territories. Stephen Douglass: Northern Democrats, believed slavery in a state should be decided by popular sovereignty. John Breckenridge: Southern Democrats, Slavery must be protected by the Federal Government. John Bell: Constitutional Unionist, Government should protect slavery and defend the Union.
  • Abraham Lincoln wins the Election quite easily, with the Democrats splitting their ballot helping take away Democrat votes.  However it is quite controversial because Lincoln got no Southern Electoral College Votes and was not even on the ballot in most Southern States.
  • Due to Lincoln winning the election South Carolina decides that they will secede.  They leave the Union and form the Confederacy.
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