What was the Republican platform in 1860? To what specific political groups
were the Republications trying to appeal and how did this platform propose
The Republican Party supported a stronger federal government, the abolition of slavery, and high tariffs. The south was mostly Democratic, which supported states rights, slavery, and low tariffs. [ The south did not want to loose their slaves because they were used mostly for agriculture. Agriculture was the southern states' main industry. Finally, The Republicans' protective tariff policy had a
negative affect on the southern economy. ]
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