K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

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electoral map of 1860 presidential election

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Although Abraham Lincoln won only 40 percent of the national popular vote, he won majorities in the populous northern states, giving him a majority of electoral votes. The Southern Democrat John Breckinridge, meanwhile, won majorities across the less-populous South.

Electoral vote

candidatevotespercent
Lincoln18059%
Breckinridge7224%
Bell3913%
Douglas214%

Popular vote

candidatevotespercent
Lincoln1,866,45240%
Breckinridge847,95318%
Bell590,63113%
Douglas1,375,15729%