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  US President - Southern Rights Party Convention
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OfficePresident
TypeSouthern Rights Primary Election
Filing Deadline September 13, 1852 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open September 13, 1852 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close September 14, 1852 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1853 - 12:00am
Term End March 04, 1857 - 12:00pm
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler April 27, 2008 07:07pm
Data SourcesOhio Elects the President, p. 32; New York Times 9/14/15/1852.
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Southern Rights National Ticket, 1852

Presidential Nominee
Vice Presidential Nominee
Former U.S. Sen.
George M. Troup GA
Governor
John A. Quitman MS

Formation of the Southern Rights Party

The Southern Rights Party was formed in 1850 following the Compromise of 1850. Many politicians in the deep South believed that the Compromise favored the North. As a result, the two old parties dissolved completely in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi, being replaced by two new parties: the Union Party and the Southern Rights Party. The Southern Rights Party made the off-year election of 1851 a referendum on whether or not southern states should secede from the Union. Their gambit was unsuccessful, as they were defeated in all three states. The party won five of the nineteen seats in the U.S. House from these three states.

The National Convention

It was unclear in early 1852 if the SRP would con

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