08 February 2015

U.S. History Timeline: After Lincoln / Before Coolidge

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth Presid...
English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. .... (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lithograph of the Assassination of Abraham Lin...
Lithograph of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. From left to right: Henry Rathbone, Clara Harris, Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, and John Wilkes Booth. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Assassination, Amnesty, Emancipation

The Republican party was formed in 1854 by antislavery groups. Abraham Lincoln campaigned on an antislavery platform and won the election. He was the first Republican president and the first POTUS to be assassinated. In 1863, even though the war had not ended, the Emancipation Proclamation, was formally issued. When the Civil War was over, amnesty was offered to the opposition. Read on.

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