Summary : Abraham Lincoln of the Republican party won the election of 1860 with a total of 180 electoral votes. He received 39.8% of the vote with the other three candidates receiving 29.5%, 18.1%, and 12.6%. He carried 18 out of 33 states, with the majority of those states being from the Northeast region of America. The election allowed him to be the 16th president of America until his assassination on April 14th, 1865.
North: The Northern region of then America could not be more happy with the election of Lincoln. This reaction was anticipated as most Northern states were the states that carried him towards his election. The North also shared some of the same ideals as Lincoln, such as both supported the ban of slavery. Lincoln was arguably one of the most avid supporters of the ban of slavery.
South: As one most likely already knows, the South were the most reliant on slavery for their economy. With Lincoln planning to ban slavery, the South didn't even bother to put him on their ballots. Considering not one state gave electoral votes to him but he still won, the South reasonably felt that they had no influence on the nation. This heavily aggravated the South to the point of succession.