Abraham Lincoln (1860) – 10 Most Successful Third-party Presidential Candidates | HowStuffWorks

Although Lincoln didn’t found the Republican Party as some people mistakenly claim, the “Great Emancipator” was responsible for cementing its stance as a major political party in the United States. Therefore, not only did a third-party candidate win the presidency, but it also catapulted American politics toward its long-standing two-party system.

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