Constitutional Unionists: The Party that Tried to Stop Lincoln and Save the Union

@article{Green2007ConstitutionalUT,
  title={Constitutional Unionists: The Party that Tried to Stop Lincoln and Save the Union},
  author={Don Green},
  journal={The Historian},
  year={2007},
  volume={69},
  pages={231 - 253}
}
  • Don Green
  • Published 2007
  • Political Science
  • The Historian
On 12 February 1860, nine months before the November presidential election, as the fate of the nation hung by a thread, the national Constitutional Union Party announced its formation with a clarion call to the American people. After denouncing the Democrats and Republicans for causing the crisis over slavery, the address called for national unity and a May presidential nominating convention in Baltimore. The party targeted voters who saw mortal danger to the United States in the election of an… Expand
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