Abraham Lincoln meets his vice president-elect for the first time as they discuss organizing the incoming administration in Chicago.
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.
President Andrew Johnson issued two proclamations designed to continue Abraham Lincoln’s plan to restore the Confederates states to the U.S. This began what would ultimately become a bitter feud between the president and the Radical Republicans in Congress.