Abraham Lincoln, Issues in America during his Presidency and his Death

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Abraham Lincoln, became the 16th president of the United States of America on November 6, 1860. Beating out Stephen A. Douglas, John C. Breckinridge, and John Bell. Which was surprising since most of the South slave states disagreed with him resulting in the fact that no ballots were cast for him in 10 of the 15 South slave states. With that being said many say his victory was totally due to the strength of his supporters in the Northern and Western states. With the evidence of Lincoln's election becoming a success, secessionists made it clear that they intend to leave the Union before Lincoln took office. It started with South Carolina, when they adopted an ordinance of secession. Then a little later Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, and Texas followed South Carolina's lead. Six of these states adopted there own constitution and declared themselves their own nation, the Confederate States of America. With this all happening Lincoln refused to recognize the Confederacy, Declaring secession illegal, thus rejecting Delaware, Maryland, North carolina, Virginia, Kentuck...

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