Political Map of 1856 U.S. Presidential Election

This is a fascinating political map of the United States for the 1856 presidential election. Campaign obsessed folks in D.C. are probably going to love this, especially as we ramp up toward the 2016 election, a full 160 years after this map was relevant. Click on the map for a much larger, detailed version. It’s pretty amazing, especially the statistics at the bottom of the map. Political nerds, you are going to love this.

1856 political map of the U.S.
1856 political map of the U.S.

Source: Library of Congress

James Buchanan, the only unmarried president, ends up winning the election of 1856.

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