Conclusion of a 2-part look at Lincoln's personal life including the turmoil of the Civil War and his assassination and its aftermath.
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With a habit of excessive spending, Mary Todd Lincoln began to accept bribes from Government officials to pay off her debts in return for her influential over Abraham Lincoln.
After moving into The White House, Mary Todd Lincoln began to redecorate.
The topic of the Lincoln's marriage continues to divide historians across the board.
Mary Todd Lincoln was one of Springfield, Illinois' most sought after socialites. When she heard of Abraham Lincoln and his rise to political power, she intended to meet and marry him.
Before the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln had always thought that the President had no Constitutional right to attack slavery. On January 1, 1863, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation, his executive order freeing slaves in 10 states.
Hoping to win the admiration of his peers, Abraham Lincoln volunteered in the fight against Native Americans trying to reclaim land and was chosen as the captain of his company.
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