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Name: Date: School: Facilitator: 11.04 Election and SecessionI. Election and Secession:Fill in the blanks using information from the lesson.1.The Republican Party was formed to oppose the spread of slaveryin the United States. The first Presidential candidate for the Republican Party was John C. Fermontin the 1856 Election.2.The Lincoln-DouglasDebates and the Cooper UnionAddress 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 Unionwas at stake. 4.The Presidential Election of 1860 produced 4 candidates for president. They were:Stephen Douglass(Northern Democrat)John C. Breckinridge (Southern Democrat)John Bell(Constitutional Union Party)Abraham Lincoln (Republican)5.The split in the DemocraticParty guaranteed a win for Abraham Lincolnand the new Republican Party in the Election of 1860.

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