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1856 Democratic Presidential Campaign Poster

Title

1856 Democratic Presidential Campaign Poster

Description

For many years the Democratic Party competed for southern support with the Whig Party. By the 1856 presidential election, however, the Democrats claimed the majority of southern voters with a platform and candidate who emphasized the right of individual states in determining the outcome of slavery. This poster depicts the Democratic candidate, James Buchanan, and his running mate, John C. Breckenridge. These men won the presidential race of 1856.

Creator

Eastern Kentucky University History Department and the Eastern Kentucky University Archives

Source

"Political Campaigns in Lincoln's Time," Eastern Kentucky University History Department and the Eastern Kentucky University Archives, http://www.library-old.eku.edu/new/content/archives/campaign/F1.html (accessed on May 4, 2012).

Contributor

Miller, Jennifer

Type

Still Image

Original Format

Poster

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1856 Democratic Presidential Campaign Poster

Citation

Eastern Kentucky University History Department and the Eastern Kentucky University Archives, 1856 Democratic Presidential Campaign Poster, Civil War Era NC, accessed May 22, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/632.