16 presidents to get to the one who would change it all
The election of 1860 was the start of the Civil War, Abe Lincoln was the elected president. Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which frees all the slaves in any of the states that was against the union in the Civil War. The south didn't like this elected official so they started an army just for them to get their own independence so they could keep slavery, their army was called The Confederate Army. The Confederate Army had a very good general named Robert E. Lee, he was a very skilled solider. The Underground Railroad was something to help the slaves to get from the South to the Northern states where they would be safe and not turned into slaves. Once everything was said and done, Lincoln gave a talk to the town called Gettysburg on November 19, 1863, this famous talk is called the Gettysburg Address.