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|United States Presidential Election, 1860|
|Nominee||John C. Breckinridge||Abraham Lincoln||Stephen A. Douglas|
|Running mate||Joseph Lane||Hannibal Hamlin||Hershel V. Johnson|
The 1860 United States Presidential Election is considered to be one of the most, if not the most important and intense Presidential elections in the United States. The election eventually led to the secession of the New England and the Great Lakes states. The strong Southern support of Breckinridge is what helped him become the 16th President of the United States. All of the Counties in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina voted for Brekinridge. While all of the Counties in the New England States voted for Lincoln.