Constitutional Union Party

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The Constitutional Union Party was an American political party. It was one of four major parties to have candidates in the 1860 election, right before the American Civil War. It was made up of former Whigs and Know-Nothings who hadn't joined the Republican Party, as well as people from the South who wanted the Union to stay together. It had one idea - keeping the United States together. It ran John Bell for President and Edward Everett for Vice-President. Most of its vote came from the South and the border states.