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L2

  1. 1. Abraham Lincoln<br />
  2. 2. Legislative Experience<br />Lincoln must have been the least prepared man ever to be elected president of the United States.<br />Lincoln was a 1-term congressman from Illinois, elected in 1846<br />
  3. 3. Business Experience<br />After serving in congress, Lincoln was a jobbing prairie lawyer then a railroad company lawyer and lobbyist.<br />1853-1860 he was corporate lawyer for Illinois Central RR<br />
  4. 4. 1860 Election<br />Lincoln relied on the Republican party.<br />Democrats split and the Republican party elected Lincoln.<br />
  5. 5. The Civil War<br />Lincoln’s election precipitated the Civil War.<br />1861-1865. Lincoln was assassinated 5 days after Lee’s surrender.<br />

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