The Election of Lincoln 1860
Abraham was known for not believing in slavery and most of everyone knew this by the time he was running for president
The north loved Lincoln. The north did not like slavery just as Lincoln did not. The Republicans knew that he was the man for the job
The South despised Lincoln for hating slavery. They felt as though if he were to win office, All of their slaves would be taken from them
the Republican Party, dominant in the North secured a majority of the electoral votes, putting Abraham Lincoln in the White House with almost no support from the South.
The Republican Party
The South could not stand the result of Lincoln winning. This was a huge blow that a man coulld win office without any of the Souths votes. The South had reached it boiling point and wanted to protect everyting they had