Election of 1860

Vote for Stephen Douglas

Democrat (Northern)

Biography

Douglas held United States Senate seat since 1847, supporting both the expansion of the United States to include the entire continent and the Mexican war. In 1858 , he was opposed by Lincoln. The two held seven nationally-covered debates across the state of Illinois. Douglas retained the seat

Views on Slavery

Wanted the people of the territories to be able to decide for themselves whether or not they wanted slavery

Slogan

No railsplitter can split this union
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