8h 53min, jan 1, 1860 y - Abraham Lincoln’s Election
Abraham Lincoln was elected president, along with a republican congress.
was elected by a considerable margin in 1860 despite not being included on many Southern ballots.
his party’s anti-slavery outlook struck fear into many Southerners
On December 20, 1860, a month after the polls closed, South Carolina seceded from the Union
Six more states followed by the spring of 1861
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