Renomination and Reelection

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

Renomination and Reelection

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This chapter discusses the nomination and reelection of Lincoln as President of the United States. It starts by citing events that predicted Lincoln's nomination by the Republican Party. His popularity, especially with the Army, guaranteed his reelection and the other candidates up for nomination could not really compete with him. The predictions came true, as Lincoln was elected for another term in the 1864 US Presidential elections.

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln; election; popularity; Army; American politics; Republican Party

Chapter.  10421 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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