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What issue united the Republican Party?



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The Republican platform in 1856 and in 1860 emphasized different issues. In 1856 they ran against polygamy and slavery. In 1860, they ran against the conspiracy of Slave Power. They were against the Mormons and the spread of slavery.

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Republicans wanted to prevent the admission of new slave states to the Union, and diminish slaveholders' influence in government