"More accustomed to relying upon himself to shape events, he took the greatest control of the process leading up to the nomination, displaying a fierce ambition, an exceptional political acumen, & a wide range of emotional strengths, forged in the crucible of personal hardship, that took his unsuspecting rivals by surprise."
Questions for Discussion:
—How was Lincoln similar to or different from Chase, Bates & Seward (who were also running on the presidential ballot?)
-- How do you think Lincoln's personality differed from other presidents? Why does he stand out?
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Hi, I'm Katie! I'm 33 years old, have 2 little babes, live in sunny Arizona & have begun dabbling in a bit of writing of children's books.