The Civil War: The Election Of 1860

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The Civil War was an event that was almost inevitable due to the constant fighting and difference amongst the country. There was no equality and most people only decided on things in which they would be benefitted. The country could only endure so much more division before a war would occur. Numerous events such as John Brown’s Raid, The Compromise of 1820 and 1850, and Bleeding Kansas, but the most significant event is the Election of 1860. The Election of 1860 was significant because it was the start of extreme division between the people and the territories. The four candidate in the election were Abraham Lincoln, John Breckenridge, James Bell, and Scott Douglass. The votes were spread out, but Lincoln won with 40% of the popular vote,

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