Presentation on theme: "Who do you think is the greatest president of all time? If your answer was Abraham Lincoln, people in 1863 would have laughed at you!"— Presentation transcript:
Who do you think is the greatest president of all time? If your answer was Abraham Lincoln, people in 1863 would have laughed at you!
1864 ELECTION!!! People don’t like Lincoln ○ Resent the draft ○ Resent the draft ○ High taxes ○ High taxes ○ War weariness ○ War weariness ○ “Dictator Like” ○ “Dictator Like” ○ Are we ready for Emancipation? ○ Are we ready for Emancipation?
DEMOCRATS – - -George McClellan (38 yr old candidate) - Blamed losses on Lincoln; wants faster end to the war ELECTION!!!
"Mr. Lincoln, give me back my 500,000 sons!!!" In this cartoon the President attempts to distract Liberty from demanding that her sons not be sent into battle. In 1863, faced with declining forces of volunteers, Congress enacted a draft for the first time, calling for 500,000 men to fight for the Union. The order, signed by the president, lies on the floor at Lincoln's feet.
Lincoln himself thinks his chances aren’t good for re- election! Some fun quotes… don’t write these down! STOP TAKING NOTES!
“I am going to be beaten and unless some great change takes place, badly beaten.”
His opponents will argue that Lincoln is two- faced!
“If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?”
Lincoln has his own view on why people should vote for him…
“Don’t change horses in the middle of a stream.”
Stop hanging out and start taking notes again!!!
Lincoln wins Republican Nomination VP - Hannibal Hamlin (Maine), anti-slave supporter, out 1864 ELECTION!!! 1860 campaign poster Hannibal Hamlin during his Vice Presidency
Andrew Johnson -N-N-N-New VP (Tennessee; only Southern Senator who didn’t resign) -H-H-H-Hope to Help Heal Union
1864 ELECTION!!! Lincoln shaking hands with a Workman as children cavort in front of a school house. George McClellan shaking hands with Jefferson Davis while a slave stands on an auction block.
Lincoln benefits from - - Soldier vote - Sherman win in Atlanta
1864 ELECTION!!! - Popular vote close
1864 ELECTION!!! Electoral landslide (212 Lincoln ;21 McClellan) - Popular vote close McClellan won only Kentucky, Delaware, and New Jersey.
Do you think that George W. Bush will be viewed differently 100 years from now?