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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1852 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 02, 1852 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 02, 1852 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1853 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1857 - 12:00pm
Turnout 15.82% Total Population
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedChronicler November 08, 2008 06:54pm
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The Wilmot Proviso and the growth of the Free Soil Party increased the tensions between the free states and the slave states. Early in Taylor’s term as President, he encouraged the residents of the newly acquired California area to apply for statehood. The slave states did not wish to add another free state, which would upset the balance in the U.S. Senate. However, Taylor submitted the proposed California constitution to Congress. The slave states opposed the measure. Henry Clay offered a compromise which would admit California as a free state, prohibit the slave trade in DC, strengthen the fugitive slave law, and transfer the public debt of the Texan Republic to the federal government. While the compromise was being debated, Pres. Taylor died.

Taylor’s successor, Millard Fillmore, signed the Compromise of 1850 when it was passed by Congress. The nation was bitterly divided. The new Fugitive Slave Law was unacceptable to the Liberty and Free Soil men; the addition of two additional free state Senators was unacceptable to the South. Several southern states considered secession, but the movement fizzled when a secession convention in Georgia came under the control of Unionists.

The 1852 Democratic National Convention met in Baltimore in late spring. There were four major contenders: Lewis Cass, James Buchanan, William L. Marcy and Stephen A. Douglas. Cass led on the first ballot, with Buchanan a close second. During the next day additional ballots were cast; Buch

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyWhig Won11/07/1848
NameZachary Taylor Votes1,361,393 (47.28%)
Term03/04/1849 - 03/04/1853 Margin137,933 (+4.79%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/04/1856
NameJames Buchanan Votes1,836,072 (45.28%)
Term03/04/1857 - 03/04/1861 Margin493,727 (+12.18%)
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Name Sen. Franklin Pierce Commanding General Winfield Scott Sen. John Parker Hale Secretary of State Daniel Webster Jacob Broom Sen. George Michael Troup (W) Others
PartyDemocratic Whig Free Soil Union Native American Southern Rights Independent
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Uncertified Votes1,607,510 (50.84%) 1,386,942 (43.87%) 155,210 (4.91%) 6,994 (0.22%) 2,566 (0.08%) 2,331 (0.07%) 277 (0.01%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -220,568 (-6.98%) -1,452,300 (-45.93%) -1,600,516 (-50.62%) -1,604,944 (-50.76%) -1,605,179 (-50.77%) -1,607,233 (-50.83%)
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