Q2 W3 wednesday.pdf - Sectional Politics in the Election of 1860 1 In the spring of 1860 Mississippi senator \u200bJefferson Davis\u200b convinced Congress to

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Sectional Politics in the Election of 1860 1. In the spring of 1860, Mississippi senator Jefferson Davis convinced Congress to adopt resolutions restricting federal control over slavery in the territories. 2. Even southerners who did not own slaves felt that their way of life and their honor were under attack. Democrats Split Between Two Nominees 1. The Democrats held their nominating convention in Charleston, South Carolina 2. The northern Democrats backed Stephen Douglas and supported the doctrine of popular sovereignty. 3. The southern Democrats nominated the Vice President, John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky The Constitutional Union Party 1. The few remaining Whigs teamed up with the Know-Nothings to form the Constitutional Union Party. The Republican Nominee 1. they nominated Abraham Lincoln as their candidate 2. But when many delegates began to worry that Seward’s anti slavery views were too radical, the convention went with the more moderate Lincoln. 3. The Republican platform called for the end of slavery in the territories Lincoln Wins Without the South 1. with 40 percent of the popular vote and almost 60 percent of the electoral vote. 2. Breckinridge was the clear favorite among southern voters, carrying every cotton state, along with North Carolina, Delaware, and Maryland. 3. The election of 1860 demonstrated that Americans’ worst fears had come to pass. There were no longer any national political parties. The Collapse of the Union 1. Southerners were mad that the President can be put in office without 1 vote from the south. Southern States Secede 1. Once Lincoln was elected, the South Carolina legislature called for a state convention.
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  • Spring '19
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