Fragment, The Constitution Must Be Preserved
The Constitution Must Be Preserved was printed in support of John Bell, the Constitutional Union Party’s candidate for President in 1860. The election split the vote four ways, dividing the formerly dominant Democratic Party into southern and northern factions, with John C. Breckinridge representing the South and Stephen A. Douglas the North. The Republican Party’s candidate, Abraham Lincoln, was elected without the support of a single southern state, paving the way for the American Civil War.
This object was
Mrs. Frederick F. Thompson.
It is credited
Gift of Mrs. Frederick F. Thompson.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 29.5 x 29.5 cm (11 5/8 x 11 5/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Fragment, The Constitution Must Be Preserved; USA; cotton; H x W: 29.5 x 29.5 cm (11 5/8 x 11 5/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. Frederick F. Thompson; 1915-30-2