The First Year

Hans L. Trefousse

in First Among Equals

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780823224685
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823234936 | DOI:

Series: The North's Civil War

The First Year

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This chapter explores the first year of Abraham Lincoln's presidency. It shows that Lincoln gained popularity from the time of his inauguration. Despite the ups and downs on his presidency, he made the country familiar with his views on certain issues, and some people were even impressed with his performance from the very beginning.

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln; American politics; presidency; popularity; performance

Chapter.  7242 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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