Abraham Lincoln Outline

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Abraham Lincoln I. Abraham Lincoln( 1809-1865) A. Born: February 12, 1809 B. Died: April 15, 18, 1865 II. Background A. Education Lincoln did not receive any formal education or college B. Occupations 1.Store Keeper in New Salem 2. Captain in war 3. Postmaster 4. Lawyer 5. State Legislature Illinois (1834-1842) 6. House of Representative Illinois (1847-1849) III. Terms of office First term: 1861-1865 IV. Election Issues The election issue during Lincoln’s running was the split of the democratic party. Each candidate had to have a favorable position to how to approach the issues in the south such as slavery. Abraham Lincoln won 59.4% of the electoral vote and 39.9% of the popular vote. V. Opponents A. Stephen A. Douglas (Democrat) B. John C. Breckinridge (Democrat) C. John Bell (Constitutional Union) VI. Vice President(s) A. Hannibal Hamlin B. Andrew Johnson VII. Political Party Republican VII. Domestic Events A. Beginning of the War between the states (1861) - At the beginning of Lincoln's presidency seven states had seceded the union and created the Confederate States of America. On April 12th the confederates made an attack on Fort Sumter and the president responded by sending in his organized volunteer army. B. First Battle of Bull Run (1861) - This was the first major battle between the North and South during the Civil War. The Union army was led by Brigadier General Irvin McDowell and the Confederate army was lead by Brigadier Generals Joseph E. Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard. The battle took place on July 21, 1861 in Bull Run, Manassas, Virginia. In the end, the Confederates were victorious and the Union army had to retreat back to Washington D.C. C. Battle of the Monitor and Merrimac (1862) - This battle, was the first major battle on the water between the

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