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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
Type Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1864 - 12:00pm
Polls Open May 31, 1864 - 06:00am
Polls Close May 31, 1864 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1865 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1869 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedSilver Dime January 13, 2008 09:27pm
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Origins of the Independent Republican Party

As the Civil War progressed, opinions within the Republican Party began to diverge. U.S. Senators Charles Sumner and Henry Wilson wanted the Republican Party to advocate constitutional amendments to prohibit slavery and to guarantee Negro equality before the law. These bills were not yet supported by all northern Republicans.

Democratic leaders hoped that the Radical Republicans would put forth a ticket in the election. The New York World was particularly interested in undermining the Union Party (the label used by the Republican Party in 1864) and ran a series of articles setting forth Fremont’s qualifications. The World hoped that the National Union convention would be held off until late in 1864 to allow Fremont time to collect delegates to win the nomination. Fremont supporters in New York City established a newspaper called the New Nation which declared in one of its initial issues that the National Union Convention would be a “nonentity.”

Convention Organization

The Independent Republican Party National Convention assembled in Cleveland OH. The delegates began to arrive on 5/29/1864, and the New York Times reported that the hall which the convention organizers had planned to use had been double

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