This Day In History - Abraham Lincoln Elected President 1860

Abraham Lincoln Elected President 1860

Monday, November 6, 2023

All Day

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Event Description

Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the United States over a deeply divided Democratic Party, becoming the first Republicanto win the presidency. Lincoln received only 40 percent of the popular vote but handily defeated the three other candidates: Southern Democrat John C. Breckinridge, Constitutional Union candidate John Bell, and Northern Democrat Stephen Douglas, a U.S. senator for Illinois.

Event Location

Washington D.C.