Republicans and Democrats


 “‘Bolting Breck’ brought to by the ‘Little Giant’…”
  Cartoonist:  Unknown
  Source:  Campaign Plain Dealer
  Date:   September 22, 1860, p. 3

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
This Campaign Plain Dealer cartoon argues that Republican Abraham Lincoln is driving the presidential wagon of Southern Democratic John Breckinridge. The newspaper inaccurately predicts that its candidate, Northern Democrat Stephen Douglas, will halt both Breckinridge and Lincoln in the November election.













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