We all know that tomorrow is Election Day, but did you know that it also marks a significant moment in American history? On November 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln won the presidency on the Republican ticket. It goes without saying that the result of that election led to a split in the country and the American Civil War.
In a four-way race, Lincoln ran against John C. Breckinridge, who won the Southern vote, John Bell, and Stephen Douglas. The Republican Party won enough electoral votes in the North to secure Lincoln’s election. Most Southern states didn’t cast any votes for Lincoln, since he represented abolitionism, which went against their economic philosophy.
I find it interesting how the media tries to make similarities between Barrack Obama and Abraham Lincoln. From what I can tell, there is only one: they both served on the Illinois Senate. Lets hope that, if Obama gets reelected, it won’t lead to civil war.