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Election Of 1864
Election Of 1864
Election Of 1864
Election Of 1864
Election Of 1864
Election Of 1864
Election Of 1864
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Election Of 1864

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  • 1. Both sides are struggling
    War was a part of everyone’s life
    Lincoln was seeking re-election
    Lincoln needed military victories
    Atlanta must be captured for the Union to end the war.
    Union Army is not winning.
    Summer of 1864
  • 2. Election of 1864
  • 3. Republican (National Union Party)
    Coalition of Republican Party and War Democrats
    Lincoln nominated
    Slogan “ Don’t Swap horses in the middle of the river.”
    Lincoln needed military victories to win the election
    Election would be a mandate on how to finish the war.
  • 4. Pressed to end the war
    Invented the term miscegenation
    The interbreeding of what are
    presumed to bedistinct human
    races, especially marriage
    between white and non-white persons.
    Aim was to create fear about
    emancipation
    Democratic Party McClellan
  • 5. Radical Republicans
    John C. Fremont
  • 6. Soldiers were given absentee ballots
  • 7. Electoral Votes
    Lincoln 212
    Had 55% of the popular vote
    McClellan 21 (KY, DE, NJ)
    Had 45% of the popular vote
    Results
  • 8. Lincoln’s election crushing defeat for the South
    Total war policy would continue
    Last real hope for confederate victory
    Confederate desertions increased sharply
    Effects of election

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