nov 28, 1860 - Abraham Lincoln Elected President
With Lincoln now elected president, the people of America were in massive fear of what was to become of the nation. Lincoln states, "The Union must become all one thing, or all the other." Meaning all state was to become a slave holding state, or all of the states were to be free, which left both northerners and southerners in crippling fear. Lincoln agreed that slavery was morally wrong. The election of Abraham Lincoln contributed to the Civil War by being the breaking point of what was to become of slavery, as Lincoln and all of America's citizens knew something had to be done.
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