Learning Lincoln On-line


Click Here to go to the Lincoln Politics Home Page-- 1840's

*Lincoln in the Illinois House & U.S. Congress       *1840 Election     

*Presidents during the 1840's              *The Mexican War

Go to the Abraham Lincoln Classroom and answer the questions about Lincoln's time in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Mexican War

Lincoln in the Illinois House & U.S. Congress

Parties & Presidents in the 1840's

The Major & Minor Parties of the 1840's

Free-Soil Party  

Liberty Party



Jacksonian Democrats


The Whigs


Formed from the Liberty Party in 1848

Their Platform









Became Free Soil Party in 1848

Their Platform

James Gillespie Birney: Presidential candidate 1840 & 1841

Gerrit Smith: 1848 & 1852 (lost)







Their Platform

Martin Van Buren: President 1840

James K. Polk: President 1844-1848

Lewis Cass: Presidential candidate 1848








Their Platform

William Henry Harrison: President 1840

Henry Clay: Presidential candidate 1844 (lost)

Winfield Scott: Presidential candidate 1852 (lost)

Zachary Taylor: President 1848-1850 (died in office)





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