Sectional Conflict

Sectional Conflict - Diehard Whigs from the border states,...

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Sectional Conflict Slavery, sectionalism sow seeds of war THE 1860 ELECTION In 1860 the Republican Party nominated Abraham Lincoln as its candidate for president.  The Republican platform declared that slavery could spread no farther, promised a tariff  for the protection of industry, and pledged the enactment of a law granting free  homesteads to settlers who would help in the opening of the West.   Southern  Democrats, unwilling in the wake of the Dred Scott case to accept Douglas’s popular  sovereignty, split from the party and nominated Vice President John C. Breckenridge of  Kentucky for president. Stephen A. Douglas was the nominee of northern Democrats. 
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Unformatted text preview: Diehard Whigs from the border states, formed into the Constitutional Union Party, nominated John C. Bell of Tennessee. Lincoln and Douglas competed in the North, Breckenridge and Bell in the South. Lincoln won only 39 percent of the popular vote, but had a clear majority of 180 electoral votes, carrying all 18 free states. Bell won Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia; Breckenridge took the other slave states except for Missouri, which was won by Douglas. Despite his poor showing, Douglas trailed only Lincoln in the popular vote...
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course AMH AMH2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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