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Name: Jackson Gilliam1.The Republican Party was formed to oppose the spread of Slaveryin the United States. The first Presidential candidate for the Republican Party was in Philadelphia in the 1856Election.2.The Seven Lincoln-DouglassDebates and the Cooper Union Address made Lincoln a viable, though unlikely Republican Candidate for president.3.The Presidential Election of 1860was the most critical election in United States history because the United States was at stake. 4.The Presidential Election of 1860 produced 4 candidates for president. They were:William L. Yancey(Northern Democrat)John C. Breckinridge (Southern Democrat)John Bell(Constitutional Union Party)Abraham Lincoln (Republican)5.The split in the Democratic Party guaranteed a win for Abraham Lincoln and the new Republican Party in the Election of 1860.6.Southern states believed that Lincoln would try to undermine slavery as president. As a result, many Southern states, starting with