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Political cartoon of the 1856 United States presidential election. Satirizes the Democratic Party platform, with James Buchanan as a plank being ridden on by a slaveholder and his slave; the slaveholder says he doesn't care "as long as the platform suports me and my Nigger". Brother Johnathan observes from left; prominent Democrats are below supporting Buchanan.

Brother Johnathan
"Mister Fire-eater [pro-southern radical], I would not rely too much on the supporters of that Platform; they are liable to give way at any moment."
Date 1856
Source 1856 cartoon via
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