Several proposals to keep the Union intact are proposed, but none seem to be popular enough for both North and South to support.
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Compromise Efforts: I Am for Fighting Again
Senator John J. Crittenden introduces a complex program designed to end the sectional crisis and preserve the Union.
President Buchanan’s 1860 Message to Congress
The last annual message of James Buchanan’s presidency acknowledges that North and South are “now arrayed against each other.” He offers suggestions on how to resolve the crisis, but he leaves both sections dissatisfied.
The Thirteenth Amendment: Ratification Begins
February 23, 1865 – Minnesota became the 15th state to ratify the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution permanently abolishing slavery. On February 1, the
The Thirteenth Amendment: The Vote
January 31, 1865 – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a constitutional amendment permanently abolishing slavery in America. The Lincoln administration, led by Secretary of
The Thirteenth Amendment: Debate Begins
January 9, 1865 – The U.S. House of Representatives opened debate on a constitutional amendment abolishing slavery that had been defeated last year. The abolition