Political Parties in the United States, 1846-1861 by Jesse MacyPolitical Parties in the United States, 1846-1861 by Jesse Macy

Political Parties in the United States, 1846-1861

byJesse Macy

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII DRIFTING INTO WAR The die was cast. A President had been elected for whom in a large section of the country no votes at all had been cast. In only five of the slave states were Republican tickets in the field, while the three other parties were represented in every state. Since throughout the South a " Black Republican" had come to be regarded as identical with a rabid and malignant abolitionist, the Republican party could get no standing in the plantation states, where the mob had long been trained to visit summary destruction upon all abolition movements emanating from the North. The assumption as a political axiom that the South would never submit to the dominion of an abolition party was not confined to the slave states. In 1856 Millard Fillmore argued, as the candidate of the Whig Union party, that the triumph of the Republican party would inevitably disrupt the Union, and the same supposition had been made the stock political argument of all parties opposed to the Republicans. Though the popular vote of 1860 shows a large majority in the South opposed to the secession faction, this does not indicate the sentiment of the people upon the assumption that a Republican. President would be elected. The Mississippian who voted for Bell expressed opposition to the Davis secessionists, and equal abhorrence at the same time for Black Republicans. There was no large class of people in the Southern states who discerned any difference between the policy of Abraham Lincoln and that of John Brown. The convinced secessionists prayed for the election of Lincoln. There was a fear lest the election should go to the House of Representatives and Douglas or Bell be chosen there. In such an event their carefully matured plans would have been doomed to failure...
Title:Political Parties in the United States, 1846-1861Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217786413

ISBN - 13:9780217786416