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two: The Northern Democratic Party's nominee was Stephen Douglas, and the Southern Democratic Party's nominee was Vice President John C. Breckinridge.

Also, John Bell, the nominee of the Constitutional Union Party, once had been a Democrat.

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The United States Presidential Election of 1860 was contested between three candidates - Republican Abraham Lincoln, Southern Democratic John C. Breckinridge, and Constitutional Union candidate John Bell.

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In the U. S. Presidential Election of 1860, five political parties each had a candidate on the ballots:

  1. Republican Party: Abraham Lincoln
  2. Northern Democratic Party: Stephen Douglas
  3. Southern Democratic Party: John C. Breckinridge
  4. Constitutional Union Party: John Bell
  5. Liberty Party: Gerrit Smith
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Who was the four canidiates of the 1860 presidential election?

The four candidates in the 1860 presidential campaign were: Abraham Lincoln- Republican John C. Breckinridge- Southern Democratic John Bell- Constitutional Union/ Whig Stephen A Douglas- Northern Democratic


Over what issue did the Democratic Party break apart in 1860?

The Democratic Party broke apart in 1860 over the issue of slavery.


Who were Presidential candidates of election of 1860?

NomineesAbraham Lincoln- Hannibal Hamlin- Republican won the electionJohn Breckenridge- Joseph Lane- Southern Democrat---John Bell- Edward Everett- Constitutional Union---Stephen Douglas- Herschel Johnson- Democrat---CandidatesThe Northern Democratic candidates were: Stephen A. Douglas, James Guthrie, Robert M. T. Hunter, Joseph Lane, Daniel S. Dickenson, and Andrew Johnson. The Constitutional Union candidates were: John Bell, Sam Houston, John J. Crittenden, Edward Everett, William A. Graham, and John McLean. The Republican candidates were: Abraham Lincoln, William H. Seward, Simon Cameron, Salmon P. Chase and Edward Bates. And finally, the Southern Democratic candidates were John C. Breckinridge, and Daniel S. Dickenson.


How did how Abraham Lincoln win the presidency in 1860 with only 40 percent of the nation's popular vote?

There were three other candidates in 1860 who all had less than 40 percent of the votes. The popular vote doesn't even determine who becomes president, the electoral college does. Lincoln received more electoral votes than the other 3 candidates combined.


All the following were a presidential candidate in the 1860 election except:?

abrham lincoln

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The split in the democratic party that resulted in two democratic candidates running for the presidency in 1860 led to whose election?

Abraham Lincoln


Who is five parties and candidates in the presidential election of 1860?

There were only four candidates for the 1860 presidential election: Abraham Lincoln -- Republican John C. Breckinridge -- Democratic John Bell -- Constitution Union Stephen A. Douglas -- Democratic


Northern Democratic Party candidate defeated by Lincoln in 1860?

There were four candidates running for Presidency in 1860. Lincoln won against them with 40% of the popular vote. This included Illinois Senator Stephen Douglas a Northern democrat.


Who were the candidates for US President in 1860?

Stephen A. Douglas - Herschel Vespasian Johnson (Democratic)Abraham Lincoln - Hannibal Hamlin (Republican),John C. Breckinridge - Joseph Lane (Southern Democratic)John Bell - Edward Everett (Constitutional Union).Abraham Lincoln won the election to become the 16th President of the United States.


Who was the norhtern democratic for president in 1860?

Stephen Douglas


Who were the candidates for the election 1860?

1860 Presidential ElectionThe candidates for the Presidential election of 1860 were; Stephen A. Douglas - Herschel Vespasian Johnson (Democratic) Abraham Lincoln - Hannibal Hamlin (Republican), John C. Breckinridge - Joseph Lane (Southern Democratic), and John Bell - Edward Everett (Constitutional Union). Abraham Lincoln won the election to become the 16th President of the United States. President Lincoln was in office from March 4, 1861 until April 15, 1865 when he was assassinated in the first year of his second term.


Who was the democratic nominee for president in 1860?

william Howard Taft


Who was known to be the Northern Democratic candidate for president in 1860?

Stephen Douglas


Was John Breckinridge a presidential candidate in 1860?

No, he ran for U.S. President in 1860 as the Democratic Party's southern candidate.


Who were the candidates in the 1860 presidential election and what policies did each candidate for?

The candidates in the 1860 presidential election were Abraham Lincoln who was a republican and John C. Breckinridge who was a Southern Democratic. John Bell and Stephen Douglas were also candidates. Both Lincoln and Douglas wanted to end slavery.


The Democratic split was so severe during the 1860 elections that?

The Democratic split was so severe during the 1860 elections that the party actually put two candidates up to run against each other in the presidential election. The candidates' names were Stephen Douglas and John Breckenridge.


Who was the four canidiates of the 1860 presidential election?

The four candidates in the 1860 presidential campaign were: Abraham Lincoln- Republican John C. Breckinridge- Southern Democratic John Bell- Constitutional Union/ Whig Stephen A Douglas- Northern Democratic