Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fact of the Day: Lincoln Doubts

During the 1864 presidential election, many prominent Republicans doubted that Abraham Lincoln could win re-election. Even Lincoln himself heavily doubted the potential outcome. Salmon P. Chase was the only major candidate to challenge Lincoln in the party-primary but only on the belief that the President could not win the general election. Lincoln later won the election in a landslide with 212 electoral votes to 21. Despite the challenge, Lincoln nominated Chase for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for which he served for over eight years.  

21 comments:

  1. Huh, I would have done the same.

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  2. Good for him!
    Nice to know a little about Lincoln today

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  3. Never under estimate the power of the people where votes are concerned.

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  4. A challenge is never bad, even if it proves to be of not

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  5. I think he lost because his name was Salmon. "Ladies and gentlemen, President Salmon!" sounds like something out of a Saturday morning cartoon.

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  6. A very interesting bit of our history here.

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  7. Interesting fact!

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  8. Dang that's a landslide indeed. Maybe the challenge is what he needed.

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  9. I didn´t know this part of the history. Very interesting. Kisses:)

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  11. That was a classy move on Lincoln's part, nominating him for Chief Justice!

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  12. I have doubts about all presidents :)

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  13. Cool to know this fact. thanks.

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  14. Agree with the comment above. Lincoln was one of America's best presidents for sure.

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  15. It is strange how people can under estimate themselves.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  16. I admire Lincoln for appointing Chase to be his Chief Justice.

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  17. I find these historical facts so interesting.

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