Election of 1860
John Bell was the Constitutional Union
Party nominee in 1860
(Source: Harvard Law School)
In the 1860 presidential election
(A) Abraham Lincoln won a majority (more than 50%) of the votes cast and was thus elected president
(B) Democrats were united behind the candidacy of Stephen Douglas
(C) Lincoln won a clear victory in the Electoral College voting
(D) several Southern states had already seceded by election day in November 1860
(E) the key issue was protective tariffs
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