National Union

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It’s fascinating to me that in an era that saw the dissolution of a major political party (the Whigs), the formation of another (the Republicans), the fracturing of yet another (the Democrats into War and Copperhead factions), and the cobbling together of one more from pieces of the others (the National Unionists headed by none other than A. Lincoln of Illinois) that, in the end, we still only ended up with the same crappy two-party set-up we have today.