Both sides are struggling War was a part of everyone’s life Lincoln was seeking re-election Lincoln needed military victories Atlanta must be captured for the Union to end the war. Union Army is not winning. Summer of 1864
Republican (National Union Party) Coalition of Republican Party and War Democrats Lincoln nominated Slogan “ Don’t Swap horses in the middle of the river.” Lincoln needed military victories to win the election Election would be a mandate on how to finish the war.
Pressed to end the war Invented the term miscegenation The interbreeding of what are presumed to bedistinct human races, especially marriage between white and non-white persons. Aim was to create fear about emancipation Democratic Party McClellan