After Lincoln won the election, it had shocked the South, making them angry. After this, the first southern state seceded from the Union: South Carolina. Six other states then seceded out of the Union, following South Carolina: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Georgia, and Louisiana. When giving his inaugural address, Lincoln stated that he was no threat to the seceded states and that he
At the time of Lincoln's inauguration in 1861, seven states had seceded from the Union. Lincoln’s anti-slavery platform made him extremely unpopular with Southerners. He won the presidential election without the support of a single Southern state. Lincoln felt it was his sacred duty as President to preserve the Union. His first inaugural address was an appeal to the rebellious states to rejoin the nation.
In 1858 Stephen Douglas a spokesman for the Democratic Party, was seeking reelection to a third term in the U.S. Senate, and Abraham Lincoln was running for Douglas’s Senate seat as a Republican. Douglas and Lincoln traveled across the state of Illinois in a series of debates hitting seven of the nine Congressional Districts. Douglas and Lincoln each took turns discussing party politics, the future of the nation, and the most important topic slavery. Who won the debates, is the question that is still being asked in the year 2016. Through my own personal study and review of The Lincolns Douglas Debates, it is my personal opinion that Stephen Douglas not Abraham Lincoln won the debates because of how the election system was set up in 1858, by
Douglas argument against this was that the country had always been divided by slavery since it existed because what was best for one part of the country may not be best for the other. Throughout the debates, support of both Lincoln and Douglas fluctuated. however Douglas was elected senator at that time. Two years later, during the presidential election of 1860, Abraham Lincoln was able to defeat Stephen Douglas and become president of the United States by utilizing the information acquired from the debates.
The Great Debates: How Lincoln Won a Darren Penuliar St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy February 26, 2018 The sequence of debates between Republican Abraham Lincoln and Democrat Stephen Douglas that occurred during the state election campaign of Illinois are widely revered as among the most pivotal and compelling affairs of U.S political history. Taking place in 7 locations throughout Illinois, these debates were highly publicized discussions, as Lincoln and Douglas presented their arguments with the ultimate goal of acquiring a seat in the senate of Illinois. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates largely concerned the issue of slavery’s extension into the territories. Although that controversy had seemingly been settled by the Missouri
Isidore E. Sharpe Professor Tracy Moore HIS 104: American History 29 November 2017 Summary Paper on House Divided, the Civil War, and Reconstruction Slavery had been the United States economic machine, most would speak of it as their bread and butter. Every President in America history had owned slaves. Now, slavery would soon become a house divider, where some Americans believed that slavery was unconstitutional and should be abolished. As of the 1840s slavery was just in words to some people, but slavery would be at the center of nation’s government, along with the annexation of Texas.
Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, two hardworking people, actually came from humble beginnings. Abraham Lincoln first was a poor farmer in Kentucky. After his mother’s death, he moved to Indiana. Looking for work, Abraham Lincoln moved to Illinois as a lawyer. There he taught himself law and made his way up to being a very popular lawyer.
Recent hopes in the Union have been dropped because Abraham Lincoln’s reelection is very unlikely. His loss would mean the end of the war, and the Confederacy will officially be recognized as an independent country. After the Union captured Atlanta and blocked Mobile Bay, the Confederacy’s hopes of being an independent country where dropped and the Union’s hopes raised once again. With taking 55% popular vote and 212 to 21 elected votes over Democratic candidate, General George B. McClellan, Abraham Lincoln sadly won second term for being President of the USA. Many people thought that the reelection would mean the end of slavery and, they were right.
Popular sovereignty was also put into play, because the people in Utah and New Mexico were able to decide the fate of the state. During the election of 1860 which launched Abraham Lincoln into office, Lincoln was able to win, not because of the popular votes, but because of the electoral votes. It was a sectional victory, which meant Lincoln dominated the North, which carried most of the electoral voted. The South who already had known the powers the North had, was able to visually see it in this election.
The American Civil War changed Americans and their ideals about freedom in many ways. Northern and Southern United states began to have simmering tensions for the states’ rights versus federal authority, plus westward expansion, and slavery had huge effects on the states. An election which made anti-slavery Republican Abraham Lincoln the president of the United States of America in 1860, caused seven of the southern states to concede from the Union to make The Confederate States Of America soon after four more joined afterwards. It changed Americans in many ways as neighbors fought each other through the 4 gruesome years of the war. Conflict between the sides were like fights between brother and brother instead with many deaths.
Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the greatest civil rights leaders in the history of America(3). Abraham Lincoln, the United States’ 16th president, was the leader of the union army in the civil war that also fought for civil rights(1). Even these two men were very different, they were both huge figures in the fight for civil rights and equality(o). They both would not stop fighting until there was equality among races(o). Abraham Lincoln lived a very successful life for how short it was.
In the United States today, there is what W. E. B. DuBois called a “color line”. This line represents the lack of equality that many people today experience due to their race. This “line” should have been erased from American history in 1865, at the end of the Civil War. During the Civil War and Civil Right movement, abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln stood on a national stage to speak against slavery and for the equality of all races in America. Somehow, however, the “color line” has remained just as heavily imprinted into American society today as it was earlier in history, just not as radically.
Following 5 years of battle, the Union, led by President Lincoln, defeated the southern Confederacy, led by Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Soon after the war, on April 14, 1865, a famous actor, John Wilkes Booth, conspired against the President. That evening, he shot President Lincoln in the back of the head; Lincoln died the next
Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809. His parents were Thomas and Nancy Lincoln. He was raised in a farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky. During his childhood Abraham was in the period of slavery, but the Lincoln family did not own any slaves, not only because they couldn’t afford it, but also his father Thomas did not approve of it. Later in 1816 the Lincoln family had to move to Indiana, near the Ohio River.
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” -Abraham Lincoln. The American Civil War, which occurred between 1861 and 1865, pit brother against brother in a fight for freedom: both slaves and Confederates. Southern agricultural states seceded from the industrialized Union in the North.