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

Introducing the Project

The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War is quickly approaching. The conflict lasted from 1861 to 1865. 2011 is its sesquicentennial. To mark this event, I wanted to do something to further my knowledge of the war as a whole – not just the study of specific battles or biographies, but a way toRead More