Abraham Lincoln And The Civil War

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In 1861 Abraham Lincoln became the sixteen president of the United States. He had the Proclamation of declaring forever to free slaves within the Confederacy in the year 1863.
Lincoln directly told the South "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you.... You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it."
Lincoln was thinking of using force to defend Federal law and the Union. He asked for states for 75,000 volunteers when Confederate batteries fired on Fort Sumter and forced its surrender. Four slave states remained within the Union and four more slave states joined the Confederacy. Then instantly the Civil War had begun.

Since Lincoln was born he had to struggle on the daily of living and learning, even with the most basic things. About six months before receiving his party 's nomination for President, Lincoln had sketched his life. "I was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished families--second families, perhaps I should say. My mother, who died in my tenth year, was of a family of the name of Hanks.... My father ... removed from Kentucky to ... Indiana, in my eighth year.... It was a wild region, with many bears and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up.... Of course when I came of age I did not know…
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