Second Year: Sustaining Popularity

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

Second Year: Sustaining Popularity

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This chapter talks about the second year of Abraham Lincoln's presidency. It explores how Abraham Lincoln was able to sustain his popularity among Americans through his advance administration programs. His opposition to slavery (through his enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation) won the hearts of many slaves, for they were suddenly freed from their oppressors.

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln; American politics; Emancipation Proclamation; slavery; popularity

Chapter.  8949 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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