This is a 16 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on US Presidential Elections - Election of 1860 - Lincoln. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Battles over the spread of slavery to new territories and new states had gripped the country throughout the 1850’s, and were especially intensified by the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. The country was in total upheaval regarding the issue of slavery and it became the central issue of the presidential election of 1860.
Following the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Abraham Lincoln, who had essentially given up on politics after one unhappy term in Congress, began speaking out against the Kansas-Nebraska Act and particularly its author, Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois. When Douglas ran for re-election in 1858, Lincoln opposed him in Illinois. Douglas won that election. But the seven Lincoln-Douglas Debates they held across Illinois were covered extensively in newspapers around the country, raising Lincoln’s political profile.
In late 1859, Lincoln was invited to give a speech in New York City. He crafted an address denouncing slavery and its spread, which he delivered at the Cooper Union in Manhattan. The speech was a triumph and made Lincoln an overnight political star in New York City. Lincoln became the undisputed leader of the Republicans in Illinois which evolved into a desire to run for the Republican nomination for president.
Lincoln was elected president at the darkest times in United States History and preformed on a level no other president was called upon to do....preserve the Union.
The presentation covers the following:
Lincoln & Douglas
Republican Party Candidate
Republican Party Nomination
Republican Party Makeup
The Election of 1860
The Electoral Vote of 1860
The Popular Vote of 1860
Thoughts on the Election (2)
Importance of the Election of 1860
End of Presentation
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