Vol. VI, Episode 18

The Wide Awakes

Learn a little bit more about the Election of 1860 and how the normal every-day young man got involved with the growing Republican Party on the eve of the Civil War by participating in the political club "The Wide Awakes."

The Wide Awakes Mission Statement

  1. To act as a political police
  2. To perform escort duty for all prominent Republican speakers who may visit
  3. To attend public meetings as a body to ensure that the speaker and meeting is not disturbed
  4. To attend the polls and to ensure that justice is done for every legal voter
  5. To conduct themselves in such a manner as to persuade other Republicans to join
  6. To be a body of large numbers joined together to work towards the good of the Republican ticket

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