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Constitutional Union Party

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• Know Nothing Party
Whig Party
John Bell
Stephen A. Douglas
Abraham Lincoln

Definition: Political party formed in 1859 by members of the defunct Know-Nothing and Whig parties. Its only presidential candidate, John Bell, lost to Abraham Lincoln in 1860, although Bell won more electoral votes than Stephen Douglas.

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Constitution Union Party Platform of 1860
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