In the election of 1860,?

A. the Republicans won a narrow majority in Congress.

B. John Bell and J. C. Breckinridge, taken together, bested Lincoln in the popular vote.

C. the Republicans called for a suspension of plans for a transcontinental railroad.

D. Stephen Douglas received a larger popular vote than Abraham Lincoln.

E. white southerners concluded their position in the Union was hopeless.

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  • 9 years ago
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    E. White southerners concluded their position in the Union was hopeless.

    The winner was Abraham Lincoln, who campaigned on a platform to limit the spread of slavery, among other things. This was anathema to the South and triggered the succession of South Carolina, the first of the states to leave the Union.

  • 5 years ago

    A.

    the Republicans won a narrow majority in Congress

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