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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 6 Lincoln Early Lincoln Lincoln starts political career as a Whig Why important? Anti-Jackson= Whigs As a Whig, believed Polk was wrong about war with Mexico. Powers of Presidency Attitudes about Slavery Kansas-Nebraska Act makes him want to get more involved in politics Election of Lincoln (1 st time) Carries all the free states except New Jersey None of the South Wins with only 40% of the popular vote What did Lincolns election really say to the South? Powers invoked by Lincoln Where was Congress at the start of the war? Why is Fort Sumter a big deal? Lincolns use of Power following Fort Sumter Enlarges military unclear if he has power to do this, or Congress Prize Cases Lincoln does not want to officially declare war on Confederacy Acknowledges them as a country which he does not want to do Goes to the Supreme Court Important Idea here : President can stretch Constitution in times of crisis and can use power to act more swiftly at home than in a war engaged with a foreign government Draft Riots Largest Civil Insurrection in American History April 1861 (after Ft. Sumter), NY rallies to cause. Needs 75,000 volunteers total for Union, 8000 from NYC Copperheads in North, anti-war Governor elected in...
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2009 for the course GOV 312L taught by Professor Madrid during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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