Presidential candidates

Presidential candidates in 1860, the last election year before the Civil War, were, from left: Abraham Lincoln, Republican party; John C. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, the southern half of the Democratic party; and Sen. Stephen A. Douglas, the northern half of the Democratic party. A fourth candidate, Tennessean John Bell (not pictured), of the Constitutional Union Party, was also a nominee.
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( Smithsonian Institute )

Presidential candidates in 1860, the last election year before the Civil War, were, from left: Abraham Lincoln, Republican party; John C. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, the southern half of the Democratic party; and Sen. Stephen A. Douglas, the northern half of the Democratic party. A fourth candidate, Tennessean John Bell (not pictured), of the Constitutional Union Party, was also a nominee.

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