THE GREAT EMANCIPATOR
During his presidential campaign, Lincoln was a man so unpopular, southern states threatened to leave the USA if he was elected. And sure enough, before he took office, seven did, with four more to follow. Lincoln, with little regard for the Constitution, suspended habeas corpus, a pillar of American democracy. Ignoring state’s rights, Lincoln charged into the Civil War – the bloodiest war in American history, with more than 1.6 million recorded casualties. But, 150 years later, we remember Honest Abe as the president who held the Union together during a tumultuous time, and the man who paid the ultimate price for the abolishment of slavery.
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