This is a 20 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the Presidential Election of 1860. All of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
The United States presidential election of 1860 served as the immediate impetus for the outbreak of the American Civil War. The United States had been divided during the 1850s on questions surrounding the expansion of slavery and the rights of slave owners. In 1860, these issues broke the Democratic Party into Northern and Southern factions, and a new Constitutional Union Party appeared.
In the face of a divided opposition, the Republican Party, dominant in the North, secured a majority of the electoral votes, putting Abraham Lincoln in the White House with almost no support from the South.
The presentation covers the presidential election of 1860 and is impact on the outbreak of the American Civil War:
Lincoln Speaks Out
Republican Party Leader
The “Rail Candidate”
Republican Party Nomination
Republican Party Makeup
Election of 1860
Electoral Vote of 1860 Popular Vote of 1860
Thoughts on the Election
Order of States Secession's
End of Presentation
This is one of several power point presentations that I offer in my store on... Political Movements and Events.