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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. Election of 1860
  • 2. • The Southern fire-eaters threatened to secede if the Republicans won the election
  • 3. Democrats • The Democrats divided: • Southern Democrats nominated John C. Breckinridge
  • 4. John C. Breckinridge
  • 5. • Northern Democrats nominated Stephen Douglas
  • 6. Stephen Douglas
  • 7. Republicans • Republicans nominated Abraham Lincoln
  • 8. Abraham Lincoln
  • 9. Constitutional Union Party • Constitutional Union Party nominated John Bell
  • 10. John Bell
  • 11. LINCOLN WON!!
  • 12. • Southerners felt that the states had voluntarily joined the Union and could therefore, voluntarily leave it.
  • 13. • South Carolina seceded on December 20, 1860
  • 14. • Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas seceded next.
  • 15. • They formed the Confederate States of America
  • 16. • Jefferson Davis was elected as president of the Confederacy. • Alexander Stephens was the vice-president.
  • 17. Jefferson Davis
  • 18. Alexander Stephens