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Partisan Politics

Mary Lincoln, a woman of strong opinions, withstood fierce partisan attacks during her husband's first term as president. And partisanship shaped every one of Abraham Lincoln's political choices. In the mid-nineteenth century, political life was rife with divisions. Ultimately, differences that ran so deep could only be settled on a battlefield.

A Shifting Political Landscape
Would new territories and states allow slavery?

A Shifting Political Landscape
Newspaper Opinions

Newspaper Opinions
Partisan journalists delivered the news they wanted their readers to hear.

Political Party Timeline
Trace the intricate relations of the major parties, and the disappearance of the Whigs.

Political Party Timeline


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