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Political Leaders of Civil War

Mira Patočka

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1.This guy was leading American senator from Massachusetts during the period leading up to the Civil War. Richard Current, profesor of history at University of Illinois described him as a man who was known as the Godlike Daniel and the Defender of Constitution, but he was known also as the defender of moneyed interest of the North. He tried and failed three times to become President of the United States.
4.This person was 16th President of the United States who led the United States (north) through the Civil War. He set the basics of the American freedom and equality as we know now days. He came from the poor family and he was self educated lawyer in Illinois. He got nationally know after debates with Stephen Douglas. In 1846 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served one two year term. In late 1854, Lincoln ran as a Whig for the U.S. Senate seat from Illinois. Republican Party nominated him for the U.S. Senate in 1858. On November 6, 1860, he was elected as a 16th American president. Through his career he preserved the Union, modernized economy and abolished slavery.
5.He was a politician from Kentucky. He was Republican and represented the state in the U.S House of Representatives and the U.S Senate and twice served as United States Attomey General. He was even governor of Kentucky and served in the state legislature but he have never decided to run for the presidency. In December 1960 he proposed the Crittenden Compromise - a package of six constitutional amendments and four congressional resolutions. Those amendments restored Missouri Compromise and extended it to California as a line of demarcation between slave and free territories. Those amendments also made fugitive slave law. Two of his sons were generals in the Civil War. Thomas supported Union and his second son George moved to Texas and against his father wishes he joined Confederate Army.
7.Man who was an American politician from the state of New York. He was 12th Governor of New York for two two-year terms, U.S. Senator and the United States Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln. He was dominant figure in Republican Party, especially in its formative years and he was big opponent of slavery. He strongly opposed Compromise of1850, his speeches cause some party members to view him as too radical and he had big influence on American Diplomacy.
8.This person was a politician from Illinois and designer of Kansas Nebraska Act. He was senator and participated in election of 1860 as a Democratic Party nominee. After seven debates with this man, Lincoln became national figure. On those debates one of them would open with an hour adress and the other one would then speak for an hour and a half.
2.This guy was a lawyer and politician from Kentucky. He was in both houses of Congress and he became the 14th and youngest Vice President of the United States. When the Civil War started he defended the Confederacy in the senate. He was kicked out of the senate and moved to the South where he joined the Confederate Army. He was a Democratic nominee in the election of 1860. Since August 1862 he was Major General. After the Civil War this man ended up in Florida and went to Cuba going from Havana to Europe. TIME talks about him as about America’s worst Vice President.
3.This person was 17th President of the United states. He was Democrat who came to office as the Civil War concluded. He favored quick restoration of the seceded states to the Union.
6.A man who was United States soldier, statesman, and was the president of the Confederate States of America During Civil War. This person was born in Kentucky, graduated from the U.S. military school and fought in the Mexican-American War. He was a defender of slavery. However he is seen as a less effective war leader than Lincoln despite the fact that he had huge military experience and Lincoln had little. He agreed that each state had right to secede from the Union. Historians tend to say that he was the one of the weaknesses of of the Confederacy.

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