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1856 Democratic National Convention

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Percentage of Votes Cast for Republicans, 1856 - 2008

The 1856 Democratic National Convention was the seventh political convention of the Democratic Party. Held from June 2 to June 6, 1856, at Smith & Nixon's Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio, it was the first nominating convention to be held both in a city other than Baltimore and outside the original thirteen states. The party nominated James Buchanan, U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, for President, and former Representative John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky for Vice President.
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  • Background 

  • Proceedings 

  • Presidential nomination 

  • Vice Presidential nomination 

  • Aftermath