Second, the national debate over slavery was reaching a boiling point.
Although elected in again to the state legislature, he promptly resigned to run for the U. I did find it a little hard to follow as I have no knowledge at all of history around that period and also there are lot of names that was introduced.
President Abraham Lincoln With his newly enhanced political profile, inpolitical operatives in Illinois organized a campaign to support Lincoln for the presidency. For example, did Lincoln's generous treatment of General McClellan flow from a magnanimous heart, or did it simply show he was an effective leader?
Special mention should be made of the essay by Carl Schurz, which is classic. One Illinois newspaper derisively nicknamed him "spotty Lincoln". Soon thereafter, Lincoln started to make a name for himself, successfully wrestling the town bully and amazing most of his neighbors with his strength and ability to split rails and fell trees—a survival skill that he developed as a child of the American frontier.
Not a bad read but I found myself getting lost at factual events that seemed like a wikipedia log of events.
The two candidates didn't disappoint the public, giving stirring debates on issues ranging from states' rights to western expansion, but the central issue was slavery. Nevertheless, the campaign had given Lincoln a national reputation and made him a leader of the Republican Party.
Raised by a wealthy family, her cooking was simple, but satisfied Lincoln's tastes, which included imported oysters. Then Lincoln began his practice with William Herndonwhom Lincoln thought "a studious young man".