Meet the two American Presidents of 1861-1865

In the fall elections of 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States without receiving one single Southern electoral vote.

In December of that same year, South Carolina dissolved its bond with the American Union and assumed it's right as a free and independent nation.  By February of 1861, secession had swept west and taken six other states in its wake.  By the time Lincoln took his oath of office in March of 1861, the seceded states had formed a confederacy to stand united against the possibility of union aggression.  

On February 18, 1861, nine days after being appointed by the southern constitutional convention in Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as president of the provisional government of the Confederate States of America.  He was officially elected to a six year term the following November.

Actions of the US President, Abraham Lincoln, prompted four more states to secede from the United States and join the Confederacy

For four years, these two nations were at war.  Abraham Lincoln was reelected to a second four-year term in 1864 and was murdered by an assassins bullet in April of the following year. The Confederate capital fell early in April and its government fled, meeting for the last time in Washington, GA.   Jefferson Davis was arrested by union forces on May 10, 1861.  

May of 1861 saw all the states once again, united under one government, led by one president: Andrew Johnson.

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