Presentation on theme: "1860 Election: A Nation Falling Apart?!. The outcome of the election of 1860 divided the United States √ Abraham Lincoln Republican John Bell Constitutional."— Presentation transcript:
The outcome of the election of 1860 divided the United States √ Abraham Lincoln Republican John Bell Constitutional Union Stephen A. Douglas Northern Democrat John C. Breckinridge Southern Democrat Main Idea #1
Republican Party Platform in 1860 Non-extension of slavery for the Free-Soilers Protective tariffs for Northern Industrialists
Republican PartyPlatform in 1860 Government aid to build a Pacific railroad for the Northwest. Internal improvements for the West at federal expense.
How did the South justify secession? 1. 1.The South asserted that the right of states to secede was implicit in the Constitution 2. 2.The US government had failed to uphold their obligations to South Carolina. (Fugitive Slave Act 1850) 3. 3.The election of Lincoln meant that Republicans were planning to outlaw all slavery.