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1202015 Secession Winter black people only allowed to vote in some northern states where there is the smallest population of black people in most states black people can t testify against white people many clearly racist struggles in daily lives for blacks even in the North Jefferson Davis born in either 1808 or 1809 his mother was illiterate so she was unsure of which year his older brother makes a fortune buying plantations along the Mississippi and he gave his family land to farm attended Transylvania then West Point becomes a congressman in 1840 s earned a lot of money from plantation in Mississippi while he was working in government described as presidential eel dressed and presentable ineffective president bad judgment of people almost challenged others to duels advocate of slave owning and slave owners fan of states rights doesn t believe the national government had the right to interfere not a presidential candidate in 1860 became president of the confederacy through a back door at a small convention where he was the only candidate and only a few planters voted Sam Housten described Davis as a man equally ambitious as Lucifer Breckinridge candidate in 1860 who was proponent of secession wasn t able to be president of confederate states because he was from Kentucky and KY never seceded from the Union Davis moved confederate capital from Alabama to Richmond Virginia because there weren t enough nice hotels in Alabama now the capital of confederacy and Union are about 100 miles from each other Lincoln was born in 1809 in Harden County Kentucky his father was a yeoman farmer Lincoln didn t want to farm it was too much work and he wanted to be a lawyer Lincoln and his father had a hard relationship accounts of physical abuse from a lower middle class background moved to Springfield Illinois and became an apprentice in law then made a living as a lawyer in Springfield ran for Illinois state legislature in 1830 s as a member of the Whig party advocates of large national government ran for Congress in 1846 then defeated in 1848 because he was against Mexican War very good trial lawyer sought after by many people dealt with divorce fraud embezzlement etc better lawyer than his legal partner Herndon not as good of a speaker drank a lot moody and didn t connect with all people respected Lincoln very much and later wrote down peoples accounts of their interactions with Lincoln after Lincoln s death Lincoln was an indulgent father allowing them to come into his office and meetings as they wished Lincoln dealt with 24 cases with black people and also represented a slave owner from KY trying to retrieve runaways from Illinois Matson case in 1845 got married to Mary Todd who was from a slave owning family in Lexington Kentucky her family was of judges and prominence moved in her late teens to get away from her step mother and to live with her sister in Illinois not a typical beauty but attractive and was interested in politics which is what attracts Lincoln to her Temperance was an issue in 19th century about temper ant consumption of alcohol Lincoln was an advocate David Davis has lined up support for Lincoln in 1860 Illinois said to be the worst discriminating state tried to make it a slave state in 1824 passed discriminatory laws in 1829 Lincoln doesn t focus on his state s discrimination rather focuses on the issue of the expansion of slavery Lincoln is a moderate in the spectrum of political sentiment in the northern states The War Begins South Carolina takes all federal forts in SC as now a state s forts took control of Sumter the day that Lincoln is inaugurated he must start dealing with this issue Hannibal Hamlin was vice president for Lincoln later replaced by Andrew Johnson in 1864 election Lincoln decides to send a ship carrying food to Fort Sumter and the Confederates fire on the ship on April 12 1861
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