Salmon P. Chase campaign broadside   Save
Salmon P. Chase campaign broadside
Description: Broadside for the candidacy of Salmon P. Chase for President and Jefferson Davis as Vice-President. In 1855, Chase successfully ran for governor of Ohio as a Republican. Slavery was the dominant issue of the campaign, and as governor, Chase continued to focus on the issue of slavery, but also supported a number of other ideas that were of interest to many Ohioans of this era. He supported reform of the state militia, improved property rights for women, and changes in public education. . Chase was reelected as governor in 1857, but his second term was much less productive as Democrats gained control of the state legislature. Chase also sought the Republican nomination for the presidency in 1856 and 1860, but he was unsuccessful. The principal reason for these losses was Chase's radical abolitionist position. In the meantime, Republicans regained control of the Ohio legislature in 1859 and chose to send Chase back to the U.S. Senate in 1860. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: VFM5419_Chase
Subjects: Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873; Presidential campaigns; Governors--Ohio; Ohio History--State and Local Government;
Places: Ohio