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Breckinridge-Lane Ticket for 1860

Breckinridge-Lane Ticket for 1860

When the reconvened Democratic National Convention nominated Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois for the presidency in June of 1860, outraged delegates from the Deep South walked out. The Little Giant refused to support these delegates' insistence upon a federal Slave Code protecting human bondage in the western territories, preferring a policy of popular sovereignty. They reconvened at another hall in the convention city of Baltimore and put forward their own ticket featuring John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky and Senator Joseph Lane of Oregon.

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