John C Breckenridge One of the democratic nominees in the Election of 1860 a

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John C. Breckenridge: One of the democratic nominees in the Election of 1860, a Kentucky proslaveryites. John Jordan Crittenden: Kentucky Senator who made a last-ditch effort to save the Union. He proposed that the Missouri Compromise be extended all the way out to the Pacific, and that there be an amendment wrote into the Constitution to grant people the right to hold slaves forever south of the compromise line. These proposals were known as the “Crittenden Amendments” and they also stated that slaves could be held in any acquired territories south of the compromise line (such as Cuba). John Bell: Presidential candidate for the “Constitutional Union Party” in the election of 1860. John C. Fremont: First nomination for the Republican party in the election of 1856, lost, abolitionist Jefferson Davis: After the south seceded, he was voted the President of the “Confederate States of America” Analysis: Economic: o Panic of 1857 o “Californy Gold” caused inflation o Crimean War in Russia caused the U.S. to over produce grain o Over speculation in land and railroads o North was hardest hit, South largely unaffected o Further bolstered the argument that “Cotton is King” o Not as bad as the panic of 1837, but it was physiologically worse
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o Land prices dropped offering land to settlers for a small amount of money, yet Buchanan vetoed the Homestead Act o Tariff of 1857 lowered the tax on dutiable goods to 20%, which is the lowest since the war of 1812 o Normally, the South felt tariffs were discriminatory, but this time, Republican manufacturers complained o This gave them two issues to address in the upcoming election: Protection for the unprotected, and farms for the farmless Political: o Bloody Kansas split the democratic party o Lincoln was the first republican nominee to win an election o Violent conflict emerged because of the slavery controversy o Buchanan was a sitting duck o South had lots of advantages: Supreme court was on their side President was on their side Constitution was on their side o Lincoln was a minority president, and his victory led to the seceding of some of the southern states o Dred Scott decision led to northerners disregarding rulings which upheld slavery Fugitive Slave Act Fifth Amendment protected Slavery o Lincoln Douglass Debates showed Lincoln’s potential capacity as a potential president o Douglass’ unique opinion on the Lecompton Constitution ultimately led to the division of the democratic party o Freeport Doctrine stated that if Slavery was upheld by the constitution, yet if states voted to ban slavery, the power would lay within the people o John Brown’s violent act led to the fire eaters further condemning the abolitionist movement o Know nothing party ran in the election; lost Religious/Social/Cultural: o Divided nation o Hatred of immigrants; Know nothing party o Radical views emerging from both sides o Anti-Catholic, recall that Catholicism was a rapidly growing religion in America o Troops were stationed in the west to fight Natives; Manifest Destiny o Divided nation
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