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The Union that Lincoln sought to protect no longer existed. • 56 • Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln at Cooper Union • 57 • Chapter 7 Abraham Lincoln with Union troops at Antietam in Maryland A Nation Divided C ivil war was imminent. Although his fear of war was on its way to being realized, Lincoln took seriously his inauguration pledge not to initiate hostilities. And he still held the responsibility of protecting the Union when and where he could. • 58 • Abraham Lincoln The seceding states had taken hold of most of the forts in the South for Confederate use.

The stirring speech he delivered at the train depot hinted to the fact that he would never return. On some level, the departure must have felt permanent to Lincoln. He certainly intended to come back to live and work in Illinois once his term as president was completed, however. The Lincoln family’s journey to the nation’s capital included many stops. C. In each town, crowds gathered to see Lincoln. He greeted the people warmly and with confidence that he would help make things right within the country.

People in both regions feared the possibility of a civil war. They urged Lincoln to consider a compromise. Lincoln could do little but make promises from his position as president-elect, and he chose to stay quiet. He held firm to the central principle of the Republican Party platform by opposing the expansion of slavery. He understood that his decision might lead to a split between the states, but • 53 • Border States The following states had strong ties to both the North and the South: Delaware Kentucky Maryland Missouri Virginia West Virginia (split from Virginia in 1863) Union States Thirteen states were considered part of the Union, or North: Connecticut Illinois Indiana Iowa Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire New Jersey New York Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island Vermont Essential Lives he believed that a compromise would only delay the inevitable.

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