This is a 13 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on US Presidential Elections - Election of 1852 & 1856 - Pierce-Buchanan. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The 1852 election rang a death knell for the Whig party. Both parties split over their nominee and the issue of slavery. After 49 ballots of jockeying among Senator Lewis Cass of MI, former secretary of state James Buchanan of PA, and Senator Stephen A. Douglas of IL, the Democrats nominated a compromise choice, Franklin Pierce of NH, a former congressman and senator, with Senator William R. King of AL as his running mate.
The 1856 election was waged by new political coalitions and was the first to confront directly the issue of slavery. The violence that followed the Kansas-Nebraska Act destroyed the old political system and past formulas of compromises.
The Whig party was dead. Know-Nothings nominated Millard Fillmore to head their nativist American party and chose Andrew J. Donelson for vice president. The Democratic party, portraying itself as the national party, nominated James Buchanan for president and John C. Breckinridge for vice president. Its platform supported the Kansas-Nebraska Act and noninterference with slavery.
The presentation covers the following:
U.S. Presidential Elections
Election of 1852
End of the Whig Party
Franklin Pierce Wins
Election of 1856
The Republican Party
James Buchanan Wins
End of Presentation
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