Presentation on theme: "Republican Party/Election of 1856 Explain why the Republican Party was formed."— Presentation transcript:
Republican Party/Election of 1856 Explain why the Republican Party was formed
Republican Party Formed due to problems caused by Kansas- Nebraska Act Split the Whig Party ; Southern Whigs were destroyed Northern Whigs joined with others opposed to slavery to form the Republican Party
John C. Fremont Republican presidential candidate in 1856 National hero; explored the west Anti-slavery position so unpopular in the south his name did not appear on the ballot
Election of 1856 Democratic candidate – James Buchanan Said little about slavery; claimed his goal was to maintain the union Buchanan wins election Results of election showed 2 things; Republican party major force in the North and the nation very divided over the issue of slavery
Summary What was the effect of the Kansas-Nebraska Act on the Whig Party? What did the election of 1856 indicate about the nation?