Abraham Lincoln Elected President!

Tuesday, November 6, 1860 Over 4.6 million people voted in the 1860 election, it was the highest voter turnout ever reported in America (81.2%). This was known by all to be an incredibly important election. The southern people “knew” that if Lincoln was elected, there was a good chance that their states would attempt toRead More

Presidential Election of 1860 – Know Your Candidates

Republican National Convention held in Chicago, Illinois, May 16-18, 1860 Presidential: Abraham Lincoln, former Representative from Illinois Vice-Presidential: Hannibal Hamlin, Former governor and current Senator from Maine. Biography: Lincoln was a former Whig, a member of the House of Representatives from 1847 – 1849 where he opposed the Mexican War. He held a law practiceRead More