The great match at Baltimore, between the "Illinois Bantam" and the "Old Cock" of the white house
- The great match at Baltimore, between the "Illinois Bantam" and the "Old Cock" of the white house
Second Democratic Convention meeting. The Illinois Bantam Stephen A. Douglas defeats James Buchanan, incumbent president, for the nomination but still faces a challenge from John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky. The Democratic Party was split so Douglas and Breckinridge both ran. Douglas took only Missouri and part of New Jersey, while Breckenridge took 11 southern states. The election was won by Abraham Lincoln.
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Compromise of 1850 to Fort Sumter. Cartoon & caricature (shelf locator)
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Democratic Party (U.S.)
Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875
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