Abraham Lincoln became president in November 6,1860
During the election campaign, Lincoln promised he would do nothing to abolish slavery.
Leaders in the south said that they would never accept Lincoln as president because of his opposition to slavery.
However, the war put an end to slavery.
Another 100 years passed the African-Americans gained equal rights with the passing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.
General Lee and Grant shook hands and Lee off to say to say goodbye to his troops.
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