Presidential Politics and the American Civil War Analytical Essay by ABCs

Presidential Politics and the American Civil War
This paper demonstrates the significance of slavery to the presidential politics of the Civil War era.
# 114103 | 1,295 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US


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Description:

The paper attempts to show how slavery as a major political issue shaped the Democratic nomination conventions as well as the eventual outcome of the election. The paper explains how the Lincoln-Douglass debates on the topic of pro-slavery laws caused Lincoln to win the election instead of Douglass.

Outline:
Introduction
Slavery Emerges as a Major Political Issues in Partisan Politics
The Democratic Convention Splits the Democratic Party
The 1860 Presidential Election of Abraham Lincoln
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The American Civil War is widely considered a pivotal historical event that directed the shaped of modern American society. So much historical focus is devoted to the evolution of the state-by-state breakdown with respect to the issue of slavery that it belies the importance of understanding its significance to the presidential politics of the era. Myriad individual conflicts arose in the decades preceding the presidential election of 1860, prompting various compromises intended to maintain the precarious equilibrium of political representation in government between the northern and southern states, particularly after the 1857 Dred Scott decision. Thereafter, the greatly magnified importance of slavery as a major political issue shaped the Democratic nomination conventions in conjunction with the road to the 1860 presidential race as well as the eventual outcome of the election (Friedman 2005)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fenton, E. (1969). A New History of the United States. New York: Holt.
  • Friedman, L. (2005). A History of American Law. New York: Simon & Schuster.
  • Furlong, P., Margaret, S., Sharkey, D. (1966). America Yesterday: A New Nation (Revised). New York: Sadlier
  • Hartshorne, T. (2005). The Social Fabric. Boston: Longman.
  • Nevins, J., Commager, H. (1992). A Pocket History of the United States.New York: Pocket Books

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Presidential Politics and the American Civil War (2009, May 29) Retrieved July 09, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/presidential-politics-and-the-american-civil-war-114103/

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