Election of 1860 was the first US Presidential election to be held on November 8, 1824, and marked the beginning of the American Civil War.
Although the outcome of the election was close, the outcome left a profound impression on the South, which was then still divided.
The result, which pitted the South against the North, was a decisive victory for the South in a pivotal election that saw the election of a new President, Andrew Jackson, on November 3, 1828.
This election resulted in Jackson winning the Presidency, but in 1829 he was defeated by William Henry Harrison.
After the election, President Jackson was elected to the Senate, but his term was short-lived and he resigned in 1836.
In 1836, President Rutherford Hayes appointed a replacement, James Monroe, to the Presidency.
In August of 1837, Jackson was reelected to the White House and returned to office, succeeding Rutherford Hayes.
In 1846, Jackson lost to the Democratic candidate, Thomas Jefferson.
This was followed by the Democratic nominee, Andrew Johnson, who won the presidency in 1848.
In April of 1849, the Republican-controlled Senate voted to remove Jackson from office and appointed Johnson as President.
However, after a second assassination attempt by the Black Panthers, the Senate voted for Johnson to become President.
In June of 1850, the Civil War began.
The Democratic-Republican Presidential candidate, William McKinley, won the election by a wide margin and assumed office on February 28, 1851.
In the Presidential election of 1861, the Democratic-Democratic ticket of Thomas Jefferson, Rutherford Hayes, and James Monroe won the Presidency and two Senate seats.
McKinley then appointed Rutherford Hayes as Secretary of War and appointed John Quincy Adams as Secretary, the first President to have a Cabinet.
On August 2, 1865, President Lincoln resigned and died.
The Civil War ended in 1865, with President Andrew Johnson taking the reins of the presidency, but the Southern states remained divided and the Southern States continued to fight for states rights.