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At the 1860 Republican National Convention, Lincoln won on the third ballot, defeating Senator William H. Seward of New York and several other candidates. The Democratic Party split its votes after three chaotic conventions.
|1880 Republican Party ticket|
|James A. Garfield||Chester A. Arthur|
|for President||for Vice President|
|U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 19th (1863–1880)||10th Chairman of the New York Republican Party (1879–1881)|
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Presidential Election of 1860: A Resource Guide
|Political Party||Presidential Nominee||Popular Vote|
|Democratic (Southern)||John Breckenridge||848,019|
|Constitutional Union||John Bell||590,901|
Red is for Lincoln (Republican), blue is for Douglas (Northern Democratic), green is for Breckinridge (Southern Democratic), yellow is for Bell (Constitutional Union), and purple is for “Fusion” (Non-Republican/Democratic Fusion). South Carolina had no popular vote.
1880 United States elections
|Incumbent president||Rutherford B. Hayes (Republican)|
|Partisan control||Republican hold|
|Popular vote margin||Republican +0.1%|
Abraham Lincoln was nominated for the presidency by the Republican Party in 1860 because? he was a moderate whose career exemplified the opportunities possible in a free-labor system. Lincoln announced his plan to peacefully resupply the fort.
Who were the candidates in the presidential election of 1860? What party was Abraham Lincoln? You just studied 8 terms!
Despite four main candidates (and Douglas’s forays into the South), the contests in the states were sectionally fought, with Douglas and Lincoln dominant in the North and Breckinridge and Bell dueling for support in the South.
Around 6.9 million, or just fewer than 45% of the age eligible population, had the option to represent the nation at the polls. On November 6, 1860, 81% of eligible voters, compared with 57.5% in 2012, cast their ballot for President of the United States of America.
The issues on the minds of Americans in 1860 were varied, with some still in the political arena today. Political debate covered: The preservation of the Union. The rights of States. The construction of a transcontinental railroad.