March 4th 1861 Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th president of the united states.
i am not bound to win, but i am bound to be true
April 12th 1861 the u.s civil war has officially started
in 1861 Abraham went up against William Seward, Simon Cameron, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and John McLean to become the 16th president if the united states. Abraham's presidential term lasted from 1861- April 14th 1865
The Civil War started because of uncompromising differences between the free and slave states over the power of the national government to prohibit slavery in the territories that had not yet become states. ... The event that triggered war came at Fort Sumter in Charleston Bay on April 12, 1861