This background reading resource is included in the activity packet on the election of 1860 – purchase it here
This background reading packet will introduce your students to the candidates and issues of the 1860 Presidential election – a pivotal event in the history of the United States. Who were the candidates? What did they stand for? How did the issue of slavery influence the election? The answers to these and many other questions are conveniently assembled on the pages of this resource. An optional teacher-guided activity is included.
Page 1: Cover Page
Page 2: Teacher Notes (teacher-guided activity description “The Election of 1860 Candidate Profiles”)
Pages 3-6: The Election of 1860 Candidate Profiles (background reading on John Bell, John Breckinridge, Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln; summary of each candidate's platform; quotes from each candidate on major issues)
Look for orange-framed logos on the cover pages to identify other Civil War unit resources, such as:
Abraham Lincoln Historical Investigations Bundle
Union before States or States before Union? Teacher-Guided Activity
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