How Did The Republican Party Cause The Civil War?
The party was based in the north, and consisted only of Northerners. This division of political beliefs across the nation, through its segregation of opinions by region, provided immense opportunity for the sparking of a civil war. As the Republicans quickly gained vast Northern support, the South began to express their disapproval. After the Election of 1856, though the Republicans did not win, “The majority of the Southern slave states were publicly threatening secession if the Republicans won the presidency” (Republican Party Founded 1). Sectional tension grew even more rapidly than before, eventually reaching its fatal peak come the Election of