Slavery in National Politics 1850-1856 The Armistice made things worse Fugitive Slave Act Personal Liberty Laws Uncle Tom’s Cabin Franklin Pierce Administration 1852 Election (Dark horse democrat got nomination over better known rivals and triumphed over better know Whig, Winfield Scott)
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Dem: 50.8%; Whig: 43.9%; Free Soil4.9%
May 19-20, 1856
Party in the North (William E.
Democratic James Buchanan 174 45.3 1,836,072
Republican John C. Fremont 114 33.1 1,342,345
Whig-American Millard Fillmore 8 21.6 873,053