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1856 Presidential Election Interactive Map

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1856 Actual Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes Popular Votes
James Buchanan Democratic 174 1,838,169
John C. Fremont Republican 114 1,341,264
Millard Fillmore American 8 873,000

1856 Election Facts

  • Winner Buchanan received only about 45% of the popular vote
  • John C. Fremont is first candidate of new Republican Party, organized largely around the opposition to slavery
  • Issues of the Day: Slavery (Kansas-Nebraska Act, Bleeding Kansas)