Election of 1860 (completed) - Advanced Placement United States History The Election of 1860 Objective \u25cf To understand why the election of 1860 had

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Objective To understand why the election of 1860 had such far-reaching effects for all Americans Introduction The presidential election of 1860 was the most critical in the history of the United States. They issues between the North and the South were so sharply drawn and the feelings intense that peace of civil war hung on the outcome. The opponents did not new each other as peaceful competitors for the presidency but as mortal enemies hoping to carry their banner to victory. The election depicted deep political divisions in the country. After failing to agree on a party platform, southern Democrats walked out of the party convention in Charleston, South Carolina and held their own convention in Baltimore, finally nominating John Breckinridge . Northern Democrats settled on Stephen Douglas . Republicans contemplated William Seward but chose Abraham Lincoln when party bosses decided that some of Seward’s radical speeches would hurt what looked like a sure Republican victory. Finally, a fourth party, the Constitutional Union Party, was formed out of a belief that the election of either a pro-slavery Democrat or anti- slavery Republican would bring a complete and final split to the Union. Their candidate was John Bell . Part A : Complete the chart on the following page by filling in each candidate’s position on the issues. Use your textbook or other resources (be careful) to help in your research. Part B : The candidates’ position on the issues of 1860 determined who would support them. Below are ten short biographical sketches of fictional voters of 1860. After reading each sketch, list the candidate for whom each would probably have voted, and provide a short sentence for your reasoning. Part C : The map shows the results of the election of 1860. Use it to answer the questions that follow. The Election of 1860 ~ 1 Advanced Placement United States History The Election of 1860
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The Election of 1860 Part A: Below is a chart listing the presidential candidates and issues of the election of 1860. Complete the chart by filling in each candidate’s position on the
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