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The Disruption of the DemocratsKnowa)John C. Breckenridge--John C. Breckenridge was one of two democratic candidates against Lincoln. The other was Stephen A. Douglas. He was nominated by the Southern Democrats. He served as Vice President under the Buchanan Administration.b)John Bell--John Bell was a wealthy slaveowner from Tennessee who served in both the House and the Senate. He ran for President against Lincoln, Breckenridge, and Douglas in 1860 with the Constitutional Union Party on a relatively moderate pro-slavery platform.Question: What happened when the Democratic party attempted to choose a candidate for presidency in 1860?The Democratic Party was split between northerners, most of whom supported Douglas, and southerners, most of whom were against Douglas. This was the first secession of the southerners from the Democratic National Convention.A Rail-Splitter Splits the UnionQuestion: Why was Lincoln chosen as the Republican candidate instead of Seward?At the Republican National Convention, it was revealed that Lincoln's competition for the nomination, Seward, Chase, and Bates, had each alienated factions of the Republican Party. Lincoln had a national reputation from his debates and speeches as the most articulate moderate which won him the party's nomination on May 18, 1860.The Electoral Upheavel of 1860Question: Did the South have any power in the national government after Licoln’s election, or were they helpless?As they made up half of the country, they continued to function simply as a separate political party. They were untrusting of their northern brethren and thought that everyone was out to abolish slavery.The Secessionist ExodusKnow
a)Secession--Secession is the formal separation from an alliance or federation.b)Jefferson Davis--Jefferson Davis was an American statesman and politician who served as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history from 1861 to 1865.Question: What did President Buchanan do when the South seceded? Why?James Buchanan, being well-educated in constitutional law, maintained that no state had the right to secede. Hwoever, in the end, he had no control over the seceding states.The Collapse of CompromiseQuestion: What was the Crittendon Compromise and why did it fail?It was seen as giving too many political concessions to the South. Lincoln voiced his oppositionto it as he had been elected on a “no extension of slavery” platform.Farewell to UnionQuestion: What advantages did southerners see in secession? Who did they compare themselves to?They thought that secession would allow them to continue with slavery and allow them to govern their states according to their wishes.Varying Viewpoints: The Civil War--Repressible of IrrepressibleQuestion: Was the Civil War irrepressible? Explain.The Civil War was irrepressible because the issue of slavery was focused on differently in the North and South. The North was against the expansion of slavery from the beginning of the 1800s, and the formation of the Republican and Free Soil Parties showed the political feelings of the North regarding slavery. The South always wanted slavery because it was crucial to the stability of the southern economy and production rate.

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