Abraham Lincoln is elected president (22 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors


Although he received less than 40 percent of the vote, and no votes in the South, he won an overwhelming Electoral College victory.

Editors. "Abraham Lincoln is elected president". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10931, accessed 22 October 2016.]