That's The Ticket:
A Parade of Presidential Elections
|Presidential candidate:||ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President|
|VP candidate:||ANDREW JOHNSON, Tennessee Governor|
|Popular votes:||2,220,846 (55.1%)|
|Presidential candidate:||George McClellan, Union Army General|
|VP candidate:||George Pendleton, Ohio Congressman|
|Popular votes:||1,809,445 (44.9%)|
- This election rode on the fate of the Civil War.
- Confederate victories in early 1864 eroded Lincoln's chances of reelection.
- War-weary Democrats adopted a peace platform and criticized Lincoln's inability to restore the Union.