Category - The 1860 Presidential Election

Presidential Candidate

Lincoln made his official announcement at the Illinois Republican Nominating Convention that took place in Decatur on May 9-10.

Presidential Elections

Lincoln and Hamlin won 180 Electoral College votes. Republicans won in all free states except for New Jersey.

William Seward

William Henry Seward was born on May 16, 1801 in Florida, New York. His family owned slaves. As a child his parents allowed him to play with slave children and as he grew older he understood the status of his playmates and realized their lives were...