Lincoln Setting & Symbolism

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Civil War

The war between the Union states and the Confederate states, which seceded from the United States shortly after Lincoln's election as president.

The South

The southern US states where slavery is legal.

The North

The northern US states where slavery is illegal.

Washington

Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, located between Maryland and Virginia.

Richmond

The capital of Virginia and the capital of the Confederate States.

Kentucky

One of the border states in the Civil War, and the birth state of Abraham Lincoln.

Springfield, Illinois

The capital of Illinois and the city where Lincoln makes his name as a lawyer.

Lincoln-Douglas Debates

A series of debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas that took place when each was seeking the appointment to the seat of US Senator from Illinois. The issue of the spread of slavery is a major subject of the...

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