Abraham Lincoln is elected President

The Pre-Civil War clashing of 1860

Four score and nearly eighty years ago, America was on the verge of civil destruction. Many states wanted to secede from the Union while others forced them to stay. All of this came as a result of slavery. 

Yep, that’s right; the United States of America was still divided over the possible dissolution of slavery. 

Some wanted to protect the sanction of slavery while others wanted to get rid of it. The upcoming election would be the deciding factor whether America would descend into chaos.

Nov. 6, 1860. The election race is tight, and the polls have closed. The winner is… Republican candidate, Abraham Lincoln. 

In the years that followed, Lincoln would have to guide America through one of its most political eras in history. 

America went through a civil war in which majority of the southern states seceded from America. 

Although many died from this war, Lincoln was successfully able to pass the Emancipation Proclamation. For those of you that don’t know, the Emancipation Proclamation gave slaves the opportunity to leave their masters and be free. 

Along with this and his many other accomplishments, President Lincoln was widely liked and was campaigning for a second term.

Sadly, Lincoln was shot and killed in April of 1865. Although he is remembered for the Emancipation Proclamation, his tough guidance has guided America through the civil war. 

With election fever running high, it’s essential to take this time to really understand what direction America should go into. 

Whether you are voting for a minor senator position or potentially voting for the next president, distinguish between fact and fiction that is constantly floating around all media outlets. 

Voting season is always an important time of year; make sure to exercise your rights this year and vote.

~Elijah Williams, Staff Writer~


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