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Dakota Datebook: Lincoln's presidential inauguration

 

February 28, 2022



Dakota Datebook written by Christina Sunwall.

Abraham Lincoln became President of the United States during one of the most tumultuous times in our nation’s history. By 1860, the issue of the expansion of slavery into western territories was threatening to tear the country apart in the three months following the 1860 presidential election, seven southern states seceded from the Union and forme...



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