President-elect Abraham Lincoln receives a lukewarm reception in New York City before continuing on to New Jersey and Philadelphia.
New Confederate President Jefferson Davis works to build the executive department from scratch, while the Provisional Congress addresses national defense.
Southerners celebrate the inauguration of Jefferson Davis as the first president of the Confederate States of America.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln travels through New York and receives the first warning that his trip to Washington may be more dangerous than expected.
With the Deep South states now out of the Union, the slave states of the Upper South hesitate to follow.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln travels through Ohio and curiously refuses to acknowledge that a sectional crisis is taking place.