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Today’s Points 1. As Civil War began, neither side expected long 7 costly struggle. Military failures by Union in first year combined with military brilliance by CSA allowed conflict to persist and transform into quagmire. 2. In order to break out of deadlock, both sides began in 1862 to tolerate massive casualties. The level of death and violence would begin to push Americans to search for larger meanings in conflict. The Escalation and Trauma of Civil War Lecture 10 Lincoln: The Unlikely Candidate Relatively unknown and untested in federal politics Considered an antislavery and Republican moderate House of Rep. only experience out of loop of slavery topic Can broaden appeal of everyone The Election of 1860 Lincoln wins just 39% of popular vote Divided Democratic opposition enables Lincoln to win From Issue of Slavery to Issue of Secession Can state legally leave US? Powerful groups in South want to secede. Election of 1860 provides an opportunity.
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course HIST 207 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '06 term at Cal Poly.

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