What's It All About?

Hi! I am Michaela. I have loved history since I was six years old. I was reading chapter books about Abraham Lincoln by then. When I was seven I started to learn and read about more United States presidents and their lives. I became fascinated with history. In this blog I will share with you my love for history and the things we learn from the past.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Election of Lincoln

If you think the election is heated now.  Think about what it must of been like in 1860 when Lincoln was first elected President.  The Union was slowly unraveling and people had such different paths in mind for our country.  So different they were about to go to war against each other.  It must have been quite a scary time.  Communication was limited and not unlike today often communication was slanted towards one group or another.

 Did you know that not one southern state voted for Abraham Lincoln our first Republican President?  Lincoln was elected with only 40% of the electoral vote.  Lincoln's Vice President in his first term was Hannibal Hamlin.  Andrew Johnson was the VP in his second term.  Johnson was originally a member of the Democratic party but later joined the National Union Party(republican).

Andrew Johnson


  1. Thank you for another very informative post.

  2. What a refreshing blog, Michaela! Very interesting. If you have seen the Lincoln movie, (no! not the vampire one!) I wonder what you thought of it. It has been awhile since you blogged, hope you write again soon.