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1856 Republican Presidential Campaign Poster

Title

1856 Republican Presidential Campaign Poster

Description

The Republican Party emerged in the United States following the controversial Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854. While the Republican Party did not support radical abolitionism they did oppose the expansion of slavery westward into the territories. In the 1856 presidential election the Republican Party nominated John C. Fremont as their first ever candidate for the presidency. The Republican Party held a large following in the northern states and this campaign poster would have been posted throughout northern cities.

Creator

Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project

Source

"1856 Republican Presidential Campaign Poster," Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project, University of Chicago, http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/gal/slide56.html (accessed on May 3, 2012).

Date

2002-00-00

Contributor

Miller, Jennifer

Type

Still Image

Original Format

Poster

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Files

1856 Republican Presidential Campaign Poster.jpg

Citation

Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project , 1856 Republican Presidential Campaign Poster , Civil War Era NC, accessed May 26, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/631.