Southern states began taking steps toward leaving the Union, while some northerners began talking of keeping the South in the Union, even by force if necessary.
Abraham Lincoln’s victory amplified southern calls for secession, but for now this would be James Buchanan’s problem.
News of Abraham Lincoln’s presidential victory spreads as fast as the telegraph and railroad lines can carry it.
The growing political, economic, and social differences in America were epitomized by the most crucial presidential election in the young nation’s history.
The United States of America had been in existence for less than a century when it was nearly shattered by the most terrible conflict in its history. Why did it happen?
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