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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1860 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 06, 1860 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 06, 1860 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1861 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1865 - 12:00pm
Turnout 17.03% Total Population
ContributorNothing wrong, just gone
Last ModifiedChronicler November 08, 2008 06:59pm
Data Sources National Atlas of the United States
Description
Any hopes that President Buchanan’s administration would see an abatement in the slavery controversy ended two days after his inauguration when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its ruling on the Dred Scott case. Scott, a slave, sued for his freedom when his master took him into a free state. The Supreme Court ruled not only that slaves were property but also that Congress did not have constitutional authority to ban slavery from the territories. The South rejoiced at the ruling as a rejection of popular sovereignty. President Buchanan accepted the Dred Scott decision and appointed a pro-slavery governor for the Kansas Territory. The new governor called a state convention to write a constitution for the territory so it could apply for statehood. The proposed constitution offered the voters of Kansas a choice between two proposals, both of which protected slavery as it existed. The northern Democrats were astonished at the proposed constitution and voted against it in Congress. The situation erupted into a small civil war.

During the mid term elections, the slavery issue continued to polarize the nation. The most prominent election was the race for the U.S. Senate in Illinois, where Douglas was challenged by Abraham Lincoln. The two candidates debated around the state in an effort to win control of the ensuing legislature which was to elect the Senator. Douglas won a narrow victory in the election, but the South learned that Douglas’ popular sovereignty would be us

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/04/1856
NameJames Buchanan Votes1,836,072 (45.28%)
Term03/04/1857 - 03/04/1861 Margin493,727 (+12.18%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/08/1864
NameAbraham Lincoln Votes2,218,388 (55.03%)
Term03/04/1865 - 03/04/1869 Margin405,581 (+10.06%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
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LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
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Name Rep. Abraham Lincoln Sen. Stephen A. Douglas Vice President John C. Breckinridge Sen. John Bell Others Rep. Gerrit Smith  
PartyRepublican Democratic Southern Democrat Constitutional Union Independent Abolition  
Website  
Uncertified Votes1,866,452 (39.88%) 1,375,157 (29.38%) 847,953 (18.12%) 590,631 (12.62%) 360 (0.01%) 171 (0.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -491,295 (-10.50%) -1,018,499 (-21.76%) -1,275,821 (-27.26%) -1,866,092 (-39.87%) -1,866,281 (-39.87%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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R Republitarian
DL Some say...
LPC Dr. King Schultz
MFL Juan Croniqueur
LBT Smart
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
R Moving to Miami
F Blue Republican
I TX_Socialist
POP None
Laf-W Craverguy
Veg Nothing wrong, just gone
 

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