Lincoln, Secession and War. Chapter 6, Section 4. The Election of 1860. At the onset of the election of 1860, people were still reeling over John Brown’s raid and execution and the ever-present question about what would happen with slavery .
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Chapter 6, Section 4
1) Economic and cultural differences
2) Debate over slavery in the territories
3) Compromises did not work
4) Legislation increasing sectional tension (i.e. Fugitive Slave Act, Dred Scott and increased tariffs)
5) Growing antislavery movement
6) Uncle Tom’s Cabin
1) Kansas-Nebraska Act splits the political parties
2) Breakdown of the party system (i.e. all of the sub-parties Know-Northings; Constitutional Party)
3) Lincoln is elected president
4) South Carolina secedes from the Union