my name is AbrahamLincoln , i have just been elected into office as the 16th president of the United States.
we will not let this stand , lets form our own government.
You can not take this property , it belongs to the union.
we don't care , we'll take what we want.
in 1854, antislavery political parties united to form the republican party in time for the upcoming election . Abraham Lincoln joined the new party in 1856 and addressed the Illinois republican convention in 1858 and said , "a house divided against itself cannot stand. Abraham Lincoln was chosen as the presidential candidate by republicans . He won the election of 1860.
we're ready to fight in this war!
after Lincoln won the election southern states were angry . seven southern states seceded and formed a new nation in december 1861 . They were called The Confederate States of America, also known as the confederacy.
please protect us , we want to help you win .
you're welcome here with open arms.
Lincoln took office in march of 1864 , he hoped that the confederate states would return to the union but the confederates started to attack union property and steal from them , which led to war. A war known as the civil war.
They have limited us from enlisting . the rest of us have to do something.
When war broke out Black men in the North were lined up volunteering to fight but they were denied the ability to enlist.
contrabands started to show up in the north to union army camps seeking protection and wanting to help the union cause , they offered to be cooks or hospital orderlies. The navy later approved active enlistment of black men in september 1861.
In July 1862 congress approved limited enlistment of Black men . Black regiments started to form. Some of them formed in Union controlled south. one of the first regiments was called the 54th Massachusetts infantry.