nov 6, 1860 - Election of 1860
Nov 6 1850
Election of 1860 was the most divisive presidential election in American history. There were four candidates nominated and winner was Abraham Lincoln. He was a member of the new anti-slavery Republican Party and South had vowed before election that they would leave the Union if he was elected. That happend and Civil war was started.
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Timeline: Causes of the American Civil war by Veera Rakkolainen