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Election Of 1864


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Election Of 1864

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