There were serious lectures and informational videos. And then there were political ads, likely created by students as part of their U.S. History class. Here are my favorites for the four candidates of the 1860 Presidential Election.Keep in mind that political ads like this reveal only the best about their candidates and tend to bash the other contenders. Also, you may find some interesting perspectives on the candidates – perhaps the students are using information gleaned with hindsight rather than the actual 1860 platforms?
All videos are less than two minutes! Watch them and let us know in the comments who you’d vote for (based on the videos).
Abraham Lincoln Campaign Ad
Stephen Douglas Campaign Ad
John Breckinridge Campaign Ad
John Bell Campaign Ad