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The Election of 1860- Abraham Lincoln

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´╗┐Harsh Patel The Election of 1860 ________________ A well known and famous president won the elections held on November 6, 1860 for the office of President of the United State, named Abraham Lincoln. With the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, and its success in guiding the Union to victory and abolishing slavery, it came to dominate the national scene until 1932.[1] There were two main opposing sides which consisted of the Republican, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas from the democrat from the Illinois Senate.[2] Although these were the main opposition there were also other people involved such as John C. Breckinridge representing Southern Democrats and John Bell from the Constitutional Union.[3] Stephen A. Douglas, the candidate of the Northern Democrats, was opposed by John C. ...read more.

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With the Democrats in disarray and with a sweep of the Northern states possible, the Republicans were confident going into their convention in Chicago, Wigwam.[7] Lincoln believed that, ?a house divided against itself cannot stand?.[8] He declared that USA was a house divided, and the country could not continue forever to be split on slavery issue. This attracted voters as well as enemies that disapproved his thoughts such as Douglas and Dred Scott.[9] Overall, the republican candidate, Lincoln, appealed to economic and political concerns of the North. This was because it offered them cheap homestead for white Americans, fair farmer prices, just wages, tariffs for industrialists, and called on Congress to abolish slavery and admit Kansas as a free state.[10] In the face of a divided and dispirited ...read more.

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http://www.wvculture.org/history/statehood/statehood02.html [2] Green, Michael S.. Lincoln and the election of 1860. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2011 [3] Green, Michael S.. Lincoln and the election of 1860. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2011 [4]Latner, Richard. "The Election of 1860." West Virginia Division of Culture and History. [5]Leidner, Gordon. "Great American History Lincoln's Nomination- ." Great American History - Free American History Educational Material. http://www.greatamericanhistory.net/nomination.htm [6]Green, Michael S.. Lincoln and the election of 1860. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2011 [7] http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/history/A0857366.html [8] Cross, Kelly. ?The Election of 1860?.(Lecture) Turner Fenton Secondary School, Brampton, ON, Feb 22, 2012 [9] Cross, Kelly. ?The Election of 1860?.(Lecture) Turner Fenton Secondary School, Brampton, ON, Feb 22, 2012 [10] Cross, Kelly. ?The Election of 1860?.(Lecture) Turner Fenton Secondary School, Brampton, ON, Feb 22, 2012 [11] Green, Michael S.. Lincoln and the election of 1860. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2011 ...read more.

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