Election
of 1860
• The Southern fire-eaters threatened to secede
if the Republicans won the election
Democrats
• The Democrats divided:
• Southern Democrats nominated John C.
Breckinridge
John C. Breckinridge
• Northern Democrats nominated Stephen
Douglas
Stephen Douglas
Republicans
• Republicans nominated Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Constitutional Union Party
• Constitutional Union Party nominated John
Bell
John Bell
LINCOLN WON!!
• Southerners felt that the states had voluntarily
joined the Union and could therefore,
voluntarily leave it.
• South Carolina seceded on December 20,
1860
• Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia,
Louisiana and Texas seceded next.
• They formed the Confederate States of
America
• Jefferson Davis was elected as president of the
Confederacy.
• Alexander Stephens was the vice-president.
Jefferson Davis
Alexander Stephens
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  • Southern Democrats walked out of the convention and held their own
  • Lincoln did not win overwhelmingly…douglas and bell combined were more votes…60% of voters voted for someone other than Lincoln
  • Promised no law against slavery could ever be passed…president term was single six-year term…
  • Stephens actually opposed secession
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    1. 1. Election of 1860
    2. 2. • The Southern fire-eaters threatened to secede if the Republicans won the election
    3. 3. Democrats • The Democrats divided: • Southern Democrats nominated John C. Breckinridge
    4. 4. John C. Breckinridge
    5. 5. • Northern Democrats nominated Stephen Douglas
    6. 6. Stephen Douglas
    7. 7. Republicans • Republicans nominated Abraham Lincoln
    8. 8. Abraham Lincoln
    9. 9. Constitutional Union Party • Constitutional Union Party nominated John Bell
    10. 10. John Bell
    11. 11. LINCOLN WON!!
    12. 12. • Southerners felt that the states had voluntarily joined the Union and could therefore, voluntarily leave it.
    13. 13. • South Carolina seceded on December 20, 1860
    14. 14. • Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas seceded next.
    15. 15. • They formed the Confederate States of America
    16. 16. • Jefferson Davis was elected as president of the Confederacy. • Alexander Stephens was the vice-president.
    17. 17. Jefferson Davis
    18. 18. Alexander Stephens

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