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Presidential Election, 1856

Presidential Election

Title: Presidential Election
Projection: Unknown,
Source Bounding Coordinates:
W: -129 E: -65 N: 53 S: 24

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Description: A map of the United States during the heated presidential election of 1856, showing the States carried by the Republican Party (John Frémont), Democrat Party (James Buchanan), and the newly formed American Party, or ‘Know–Nothing’ Party (Millard Fillmore). This election was unusually contentious due to the Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854 and the issue of slavery. The Republican Party campaigned against the Act, the Democrat Party endorsed "popular sovereignty," and the American Party chose to ignore the slavery issue and focused on anti–immigration policies. This map shows the clear majority of pro–slavery southern States carrying the election, the abolitionist northern States, and the American Party carrying only Maryland and Delaware. In the election, only states were entitled to vote, while the territories, whose admission into the Union was an issue of the election, were not allowed a vote. Republican John Frémont was not able to carry his home state, California.
Place Names: Elections, Presidential Electio
ISO Topic Categories: boundaries, oceans, inlandWaters, location
Keywords: Presidential Election, physical, political, physical features, country borders, boundaries, oceans, inlandWaters, location, Unknown, 1856
Source: Albert Bushnell Hart, LL.D., The American Nation Vol. 18 (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1907) 158
Map Credit: Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman
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