Sangamo County, Illinois
This is where Lincoln began his political career and had a successful campaign for the state legislature in 1834.
Hardin County, Kentucky
This was a rural area where Lincoln lived until he was 21 years old.
Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854
This compelled Lincoln to re-enter politics after a five year hiatus from the political arena.
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
This set the stage for an election and slavery was the primary issue of discussion.
This was where troops were ordered to put down a perceived rebellion and acted as the unofficial beginning of the Civil War.
This was a controversial order and Lincoln spent much of his political career defending his position regarding the freedom of slaves.
This was where Union troops suffered a disaster and thereafter, they were ordered to be trained and orderly.
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