On this day in 1861, Abraham Lincoln became President of the United States. At the time of his inauguration, five states had already seceded from the Union. Yo can read his speech here.
Author: Shawn MacIntyre
Greetings! I am Shawn MacIntyre, and I grew up with a love of history. When most kids were watching cartoons I was watching documentaries. After a long career in public safety, I chose to return to college and get my education and make learning history fun and exciting. I invite you to join me on my journeys to historic destinations, learn interesting facts about the past, and spark a love for history! View All Posts