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What factors account for the remarkable success of the new republican party in the elections of 1856 and 1860?

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The free soil movement took votes away from both the whigs and the democrats in the elections of 1856 and 1860. The Kansas-Nebraska act of 1854 along with the break up of the democratic and whig parties as well as presidential candidate lincoln brought success to the newly formed Republican Party
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