Who were the presidential candidates during the Civil War?

November 14, 2020 Off By idswater

Who were the presidential candidates during the Civil War?

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Presidential candidate Party Running mate
Vice-presidential candidate
Abraham Lincoln (Incumbent) National Union Andrew Johnson
George Brinton McClellan Democratic George Hunt Pendleton
Other Other

What years did the Civil War span?

Fact #1: The Civil War was fought between the Northern and the Southern states from 1861-1865. The American Civil War was fought between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America, a collection of eleven southern states that left the Union in 1860 and 1861.

Who was the Constitutional Union Party candidate for president in 1860?

Election of 1860. John Bell of Tennessee represented the Constitutional Union Party. He believed in protecting slavery as it was allowed in the Constitution, but wanted to prevent its spread to keep the peace and preserve the Union.

What was percentage of eligible voters in 1860?

Around 6.9 million, or just fewer than 45% of the age eligible population, had the option to represent the nation at the polls. On November 6, 1860, 81% of eligible voters, compared with 57.5% in 2012, cast their ballot for President of the United States of America.

What was on the minds of Americans in 1860?

The issues on the minds of Americans in 1860 were varied, with some still in the political arena today. Political debate covered: The preservation of the Union. The rights of States. The construction of a transcontinental railroad.

What was the percentage of electoral votes Breckinridge won?

Breckinridge, with 18 percent of the national vote, garnered 72 electoral votes, winning most of the states in the South as well as Delaware and Maryland. Bell, who won 12.6 percent of the vote, secured 39 electoral votes by winning Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Election of 1860. John Bell of Tennessee represented the Constitutional Union Party. He believed in protecting slavery as it was allowed in the Constitution, but wanted to prevent its spread to keep the peace and preserve the Union.

Why did the Whig Party not run for president in 1860?

The Whig Party had fallen into disorder and was not a viable political force. The party did not run a candidate for president in 1860. The dominate party of the era was unable to come to a consensus and splintered into two factions.

How many electoral votes did Lincoln win in 1860?

On election day Lincoln captured slightly less than 40 percent of the vote, but he won a majority in the electoral college, with 180 electoral votes, by sweeping the North (with the exception of New Jersey, which he split with Douglas) and also winning the Pacific Coast states of California and Oregon.

How many electoral votes did Douglas get in 1860?

Douglas received some Northern support—12 electoral votes—but not nearly enough to offer a serious challenge to Lincoln. The Southern vote was split between Breckenridge who won 72 electoral votes and Bell who won 39 electoral votes. The split prevented either candidate from gaining enough votes to win the election.