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Scrutiny of Northern Anti-War Sentiment is Heightened

August 17, 1861 – In the North, both the government and the public stepped up scrutiny of anti-war sentiment this month, as wartime demands threatened constitutional guarantees. 969 more words

Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln and Conciliation Efforts

January 27, 1861 – Secretary of State-designate William H. Seward wrote to President-elect Abraham Lincoln about conciliation efforts toward the southern states.

Tension had grown throughout the month, as five states joined South Carolina in seceding from the Union. 427 more words

Abraham Lincoln