Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-28-2016

Department

Civil War Era Studies

Abstract

November meant turmoil. It meant upheaval. It meant confusion. Americans had tried to speak in a clear voice, but they were about split down the center. So divided was the nation, there was no clear winner. The Democrats seized the population vote; the Electoral College fell firmly on the Republican side. The very future of the republican democracy hung in the balance. [excerpt]

Comments

This article appeared in the Gettysburg Times as part of the Adams County Historical Society's "Historically Speaking" column, November 28, 2016.

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