Republican Nominations: Free Speech, Free Press, Free Kansas, Fremont

By: Ohio Republican Party

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Broadside. 10 x 3 1/2 inches. [1] pp. At the head of the ticket is a woodcut portrait of Fremont holding an American flag on a mountaintop, the Nominations for president (Fremont) and Vice-President (Caleb Blood Smith (1808-1864) are followed by candidates for 23 offices from 21 Ohio counties and/or Congressional districts; green paper very clean, 2 creases barely noticeable, "Ohio" penciled on the blank verso. MK919-001. Very Good. John Charles Fremont (1813-1890) was an American soldier, explorer, and politician, who was the first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of President of the United States. Fremont lead 5 expeditions into the American West; in 1846 Fremont took control of California during the Mexican-American War. His fourth expedition sought a rail route over the mountains around the 38th parallel in the winter of 1849, which cost ten lives. Fremont settled in California in the early 1850s, and bought cheap land in the Sierra foothills; when gold was discovered on his property, he became a rich man. In 1850, Fremont became on the first 2 U.S. Senators from the state of California. Fremont's final exploring expedition, which was privately funded, occurred between 1853 and 1854, and surveyed a route for a transcontinental railroad. The 1856 Republican National Convention was a turning point in American history. It was the first national convention in the history of the Republican Party, and met from June 17 to 19, 1856 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The issues of the day which led to the organization of the new party included the expansion of slavery in the territories, and the passage of the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act. Sparing the details of all the various conventions and committees of early 1856 that preceded the RNC, the convention nominated John C. Fremont by a formal vote of 520 to 47 in a field that included Charles Sumner (1811-1874) and William H. Seward (1801-1872). On the Vice Presidential vote, William Lewis Dayton (1807-1864) won the formal vote with 523 votes cast over the next highest candidate, Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 523 votes to 20. Other candidates in the Vice Presidential pool included David Wilmot (1814-1868), Charles Sumner, and Cassius Clay (1810-1903), figures who would play leading roles in national politics for the next decade and more. This Republican Party ticket contains a list of 23 candidates from 21 Ohio counties; In the 1856 Presidential Election, Ohio had 23 electors in the Electoral College. The only states with higher numbers of electors were Pennsylvania with 27, and New York with 35. Ohio was an important battlefield state where the Free-Soilers, Know-Nothings, and former Whigs realigned to form the Republican Party.

Title: Republican Nominations: Free Speech, Free Press, Free Kansas, Fremont

Author Name: Ohio Republican Party

Categories: History:United States,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Ohio, Ohio Republican Party: 1856

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: MK919-001

Keywords: Republican Nominations Free Speech Free Press Free Kansas Fremont, Ohio Republican Party, Presidential Political, Caleb Blood Smith, John Charles Fremont, Republican National Convention, Charles Sumner, William H. Seward, William Lewis Dayton, Abraham Lincoln, David Wilmot, Charles Sumner, Cassius Clay, Free-Soilers, Know-Nothings, Whig Party