The Election of 1860

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Many Americans know that Abraham Lincoln was one of the greatest presidents in our history. They also know he served as president during the civil war that brought the union back together and emancipated slaves. What most Americans don’t know is that even just one year prior to the election of 1860 he wasn’t even the front runner in his on political party for a nomination. Many also don’t know that he was able to win with just 40% of the popular vote. ( I find it amazing all the things that had to go right went right for Lincoln to get elected and if just one of those things went wrong we would’ve had a different president, a much different history, and a very different America today.

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