1864 Democratic Convention

Chicago Illinios

August 29 to 31, 1864

Nominated: George McClellan for President

Nominated: George H Pendelton of Ohio for Vice President

The Democratic convention took place as the tide of the war was finally turning in favor of the North. The Democrats passed a platform which was highly critical of Lincoln, it accused him of violating civil rights and attacked him for issueing the Emancipation Proclomation. It endorsed the idea of a negotiated peace with the south. Once it had passed the platform it nominated the failed but still popular General George McClellan for President.