hist notes 11-28 - New Party System along Sectional Lines...

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New Party System along Sectional Lines Know-Nothings o Took a pro-slavery stand Election of 1856 – Democrats, Know-Nothings, Republicans o The Republican party will be a northern party o Democrats will turn James Buchanan as their presidential nominee Buchanan is from Pennsylvania o Republicans will choose John C. Freemont Freemont had helped to liberate California during the Mexican- American war He will denounce slavery and call it “a relic of barbarism He will demand that Kansas be admitted as a free state to the union o The republican party will further advocate for free labor (the opposite of slave labor) They will argue that slavery degrades labor and that any state that has slavery where slavery is legal will eventually drive out free labor Republicans will praise the north for being a fluid society that looks to improve itself through hard work and discipline o Republicans will also gain more influence in the North by attacking slave power (the wealthy plantation owners that have been voted into political leadership)
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course HIST 1403 taught by Professor Noll during the Spring '08 term at Texas San Antonio.

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