I knew the election of 1860 was somewhat unusal in American history. It was a four way race that resulted in a split from the Democratic Party. I had no idea Lincoln's name did not appear on the ballot in most Southern States. Actually it's not a surprise considering some of his values didn't translate well with the Confederate states. Lincoln was able to carried the free states in the Northeast and Northwest. Nevertheless, Lincoln became the President. I remember learning about this fact during my sophomore year in college and chuckling to myself.