November 6, 1860 Abraham Lincoln Wins Election in a Divided Country

The country, already at a boil over the issue of slavery, was torn in two by Lincoln’s win over 3 other candidates.  Seven states had seceded by the time Lincoln took office in March of 1861.

1860 Prez results by county

Lincoln (Rep-red), Douglas (North Dem-blue), Breckenridge (South Dem-green), Bell (Union-yellow)

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