Whitney, Henry C. Halstead, Murat , Murat edited with an introduction by William B. Smith, Meerse, David E. Ray, P. These two men have fought the battles over the plains of Illinois. What so proper as their being the champions of the two principles on the national field?
During , Mr. Lincoln was simply one of many Republicans who were mentioned as a possible alternative to the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination: New York Senator William H. But several actions occurred in and early which helped advance Mr. The first was the selection of Chicago as the site of the Republican convention — a decision shrewdly engineered by the Illinois Republican chairman Norman B.
Judd to give Mr. Lincoln the home court advantage. The second was reaction to Mr. Republicans who sought an alternative to Senator Seward had a new option. Presenting his case for why he should allow his name to be promoted as a Republican presidential candidate in , friend Jesse W. Lincoln received an invitation to lecture at the Brooklyn church of Henry Ward Beecher, a noted abolitionist.
Lincoln partner William H. Lincoln to go by all means and to lecture on politics. I told Mr. Lincoln had maintained in the Midwest during He was astute in picking states like Ohio where he might score political points for the nomination. Chase was less astute.
The Lincoln speech at Cooper Union was the product of unusually exhaustive research by Mr. Lincoln — and built on his studies of slavery and the Founding over the previous six years.
He was prepared and effective — surprisingly so for his sophisticated New York audience. It was — and invitations to speak followed. Lincoln was less prepared for the subsequent speeches he was implored to give through New England on his way to visit his son Robert in Exeter, New Hampshire.
The difficult was to make nine others, before reading audiences who had already seen all my ideas in print. Have you ever watched the turning of the tide — a slow, resistless motion in one direction and a moment later a slow resistless motion in another?
That was what you could see in the East as the result of that speech. Who is this? Here is a strong man — a man of grasp and force. Why, this man would do for the Presidency. Lincoln nurtured his candidacy with increasingly direct professions of his interest. You may confidently rely, however, that by no advice or consent of mine, shall my pretensions be pressed to the point of endangering our common cause. You better write no letters which can possibly be distorted into opposition, or quasi opposition to me.
There are men on the constant watch for such things out of which to prejudice my peculiar friends against you. While I have no more suspicion of you than I have of my best friend living, I am kept in a constant struggle against suggestions of this sort. I have hesitated some to write this paragraph, lest you should suspect I do it for my own benefit, and not for yours; but on reflection I conclude you will not suspect. Lincoln was then escorted into the wigwam and to the platform by a committee selected by the chair.
His appearance before the convention was the signal for another outburst of most hearty welcome. He received it without a smile, but the benignant expression of his eyes and face, and also his whole attitude, disclosed to every man in that multitude the affectionate gratitude of his heart. Fellow Republican Richard Oglesby struggled with this dilemma. He brilliantly solved it at the Illinois state convention.
Lincoln was lifted bodily from the back of the gathering to the dais. Then, Oglesby staged part two of his plan by claiming that Hanks wanted to make a presentation. The convention repeatedly demanded that Mr. Hanks and the committee, and looking at the rails, Mr. However, it is possible I may have split these rails, but I cannot identify them. Identify your work! The rails were seized upon and pieces of some of them were sawed off for souvenirs.
Lincoln was scrupulous with the truth. Later as President, Mr. Seward could not win key battleground states in the North such as Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Indiana.
And without those states, Seward could not win the Presidency. This itself was a major job since Seward was considered the clear frontrunner. The second was to convince the delegates that Mr. Lincoln was the natural alternative — and better than competitors Salmon P.
Chase, John McLean, Edward Bates or Simon Cameron who were variously, too radical, too old, too conservative or too corrupt to be elected. The third was to create an emotional atmosphere in which Mr. It was not obvious when the Republican convention delegates started assembling in Chicago that Mr. Lincoln was the clear alternative to Seward. Lincoln biographers John G. It needed only the slightest comparison of notes to show that Dayton had no strength save the New Jersey vote; Chase little outside of the Ohio delegation; Cameron none but that of Pennsylvania, and that Bates had only his Missouri friends and a few in border slave-States, which could cast no electoral vote for the Republicans.
In addition to the delegates, there was room in the Wigwam for thousands of others. The parquet below was occupied by alternates and holders of special tickets distributed by the delegates. The galleries were reserved for ladies accompanied by gentlemen, and the miscellaneous public to the number of four or five thousand stood in the aisles and all the available unoccupied space.
The peculiarity of this arrangement, it will be seen, was in its breaking the convention proper in two, and seating it on each side, instead of in front of the presiding officer. The Republican Party, which fielded its first candidate in , was opposed to the expansion of slavery. Abraham Lincoln , the party's nominee in , was seen as a moderate on slavery, but Southerners feared that his election would lead to its demise, and vowed to leave the Union if he was elected.
The Democratic Party split during their April convention, and the Southern delegation walked out in protest against the party's failure to endorse a federal slave code for western territories. Northern Democrats reconvened in Baltimore, where they nominated Stephen Douglas , while the Southern faction of the party held their own convention in Richmond and nominated Vice President John Breckinridge for president.
These political cartoons have been around for a while, it adds a little humor, but facts in a sketch. Political cartoons have and could be used in a number of ways.
They can be used as a promotion for a campaign, a depiction of an event, or even as a way to show how bad something is and how I affects things around it. In the cartoon one A, depicts a representation of Jackson and how he stood up to the banks.
This cartoon depicted how brave a strong Jack was and was used for a good purpose in his campaign. The Cartoon one B is an example of how a political cartoon can be used as a negative display or to show what someone thinks of another person.
Cartoon one B show an anti-Jackson cartoons. This cartoon displays Jackson as a king, an emperor. This cartoon showed the thoughts of some people about Jackson.
Some people thought he was too bossy, and acted like he was the boss without any one to stop him. Set three of the cartoons are example of how these cartoons can be used as a way to display events event of failure in this case.
In set three we find the event of failure in the political process. The salt lake represents the failure, and those in it represents those who have failed. These cartoons can be used for a lot of different things and in the nineteenth century it was a big deal because you could have used it to support you campaign and make you look like a really great candidate.
Something of convenience was sacrificed to dramatic effect. The convention repeatedly demanded that Mr. Northerners, including Lincoln, were dead set against secession and believed that it was illegal. Sanford was a Supreme Court decision that held that Dred Scott, a slave, was not freed by virtue of his master taking him to reside for a while in the free state of Illinois and free territory of Wisconsin. This event garnered headlines all over the nation in newspapers and magazines. I saw him press his fingers hard upon his eyelids to keep back the tears.
In my opinion, this cartoon is depiction the presidential election itself. Lincoln the home court advantage. Lincoln was scrupulous with the truth.