Election of abraham lincoln cartoon. The abraham lincoln papers at the library of congress. Breckinridgetearing the country apart while the constitutional union candidate john bell applies glue from a tiny useless pot. Cartoons of the civil war. The election of 1860 1864.
Image a caricature of abraham lincoln probably appearing soon after his nomination as republican presidential candidate. President lincoln enjoyed humor. The war of 1812. The primary candidates in the north were abraham lincoln and stephen douglas while in the south the biggest rivalry was between john c.
Lithograph on wovepaper. Cartoon from the 1860 presidential election showing three of the candidatesleft to right republican abraham lincoln democrat stephen a. Douglas and southern democrat john c. Abraham lincoln and the election of 1860 the polls had barely closed on the 1858 election when jeriah bonham wrote an editorial for the illinois gazette predicting the candidates for the 1860 presidential nomination.
The statehood of kansas as a free state and lincolns military resistance to the confederacy led to the secession of 4 more states va nc tn ar after may 1861. Springfield 1860 1 print. 237 x 201 cm. The artist contrasts lincolns modest posture at the illinois republican state convention in springfield in 1858 with his confident appearance at the 1860 illinois republican ratifying convention also held in springfield.
Douglas will lead the cohorts of slavery. The most consequential elections in history. In the november 1860 election lincoln again faced douglas who represented the northern faction of a heavily divided democratic party as well as breckinridge and bell. Search the lincoln papers to find hundreds of items related to the 1860 presidential election.
The election of abraham lincoln in 1860 was an immediate cause of secession of the first 7 southern states sc ms fl al ga la tx which formed the confederacy in february 1861. Abraham lincoln and the election of 1860 abraham lincolns victory in 1860 was probably the most consequential election in american history. Political cartoons from the presidential election of 1860.