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The threat of disunion has been raised or attempted in every region and by all political factions at some point in our nation’s past. If we ignore this “hidden thread” in our history and choose to believe in a mythic past when unity actually existed, we make disunion more likely, not less.
Lincoln to fill the Presidential chair, the policy which he proposes to inaugurate is not necessarily aggressive. Disunion in the United States 1861 A Protagonist of Silver SOME Financiers who were whetting their tongues on their teeth because the Government had "struck down" silver, and were about to " inaugurate " a season of sweatshed, were addressed as follows by a Member of their honourable and warlike body: Fantastic Fables Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914?
Many Southern leaders had threatened secession if the Republican candidate, Lincoln, won the 1860 election . After Lincoln won, many Southern leaders felt that disunion was their only option, fearing that the loss of representation would hamper their ability to enact pro-slavery laws and policies. [ 20 ] [ 21 ] In his second inaugural address , Lincoln said that: slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest.