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Chicago and Baltimore Platforms in German

Library of Congress1864

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Platforms of Democratic (Chicago) and Republican (Baltimore) parties printed in German during the 1864 election illustrated the power of immigrant Americans to determine the outcome of elections.

13% of the U.S. population in 1860 was foreign-born

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  • Title: Chicago and Baltimore Platforms in German
  • Creator: Library of Congress
  • Date Created: 1864

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