The candidates were:Abraham Lincoln (Republican)John C. Breckinridge (Southern Democrat)John Bell (Constitutional Union)Stephen A.Douglas (Northern Democrat)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1860Lincoln was outraged at the Kansas Nebraska act of 1854 and the Dred Scott decision. He was particularly displeased with Senator Stephen a. Douglas (D-Ill.) for championing the popular sovereignty doctrine, which allowed territories to decide whether to be free or slave states.http://answers.encyclopedia.com/question/did-abraham-lincoln-support-stephen-douglas-antislavery-legislation-514949.htmlJohn C. Breckinridge supported the Kansas- Nebraska act, hoping it would stop slaveryAlthough a large slaveholder, Bell opposed efforts to expand slavery to the U.S. territories. He vigorously opposed Pres. James Knox Polk’s Mexican War policy and voted against the Compromise of 1850, the Kansas–Nebraska bill (1854), and the attempt to admit Kansas as a slave state. Bell’s temperate support of slavery combined with his vigorous defense of the Union brought him the presidential nomination on the Constitutional Union ticket in 1860, but he carried only Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee.Stephen A. Douglass supported slavery.
Abraham Lincoln-RepublicanJohn C. Breckinridge-Southern DemocratJohn Bell Constitutional UnionStephen A.Douglas-Northern DemocratLincoln- Lincoln opposed the epansion of slavery into the territories. Lincoln’s foreign policy was geared toward preventing foreign intervention in the Civil War, which made it difficult for any foreign country to help either side during the Civil War.Breckinridge- Breckinridge insisted that the federal government be required to protect slavrey in any territory. He was all for slavery, wanting a contiuation of it.Josh Bell- Against secession.Steph A. DOuglas- Stephen wanted to organize land that was not taken, which led him to propose a bill in 1854. He wanted to develop railroads around the continent. Douglas himself was opposed to slavery, but did not have any great conviction about the issue, perhaps because he had never actually lived in a state where slavery was legal. Due to the fact that people did not want a single free large state, Nebraska and Kansas were made, with this; Stephn's proposed "popular sovereignty".http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112391/abraham_lincoln.htmhttp://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_were_John_C._Breckinridge's_views_on_slaveryhttp://history1800s.about.com/od/slaveryinamerica/a/KansasNebraska.htmTHe book
The candidates running for president were Jonh Bell, John Breckinridge, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglass. John Bell was in the Constitutinal Union Party and John Breckinridge was a Southern Democrat. Abraham Lincoln was a Republican and Stephen Douglass was a Northern Democrat. Stephen Douglass made the final decision in the Dredd Scott case which ruled against the former slave and said that he wasn't an American citizen and could not sue the U.S. courts. This made it easy for Republicans to take the North.
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