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The Importance of the 1860 Election of Abraham Lincoln

Presents a New Program via ZOOM 
SECOND Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

“The Importance of the 1860 Election of Abraham Lincoln”
by historian and Lincoln scholar and former president of the G.A.R. Museum Hugh Boyle.
Every four years when we elect a President, a cry goes out that this election is the most important in American history.  The election of 1860 was the most important. With a war looming, and four failed years of James Buchanan, and states leaving the union. There is hardly an argument about the importance of this election. Abraham Lincoln a backwoods lawyer from the west, surprised the country with his nomination. We will look at how he got that nomination and how he won the election. Lincoln only received 40% of the total votes. So, he was not popular, but he would bring this country again and end slavery. He is noted as our best and greatest president. Find out what he brought to the presidency to accomplish that.

Hugh Boyle is the president of the Delaware Valley Civil War round table, past President and Executives Director of the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library, former member of the Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League in Philadelphia, member of the faculty of the Civil War History Institute of Manor College where he teaches courses on Lincoln and other history subjects.  He has given lectures on the life and death of Abraham Lincoln as well as other Civil War topics.
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