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Lecture 3 - Abraham Lincoln and Life in the North Extremelly detailed and elaborated course not explaining Lincoln and the North from the 3rd lecture of the course!!

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HIST 315
Andrew Hunt

HIST110 Jan 14 2011 Lecture 3 Abraham LincolnLife in the Antebellum NorthAbraham Lincolns Early Life During many times Lincoln was hated in the South throughout his lifetimeHis purpose was to keep the United States in tact to make sure the South doesnt break awayLincoln was born on February 12 1809 Same as Darwin during Napoleonic WarsBorn into a world of uncertainty a country that had barely been founded in a log cabin in Kentucky being a side of Lincolns authenticityRelocated in his youth to Indiana and his schooling were limited 1 yearAmbitious dedicated to selfimprovement and read all the time voracious readerLincoln was also a master storyteller Told stories about pioneers people on the road and loved peoples laughterLincoln was a very thin and tall looking man and suffered from a muscle conditionIn his adulthood Lincoln relocated to Illinois New Salem where he studied law and elected to Springfield IllinoisHe served 1 term in Congress and returned to Springfield to study lawThe Northern Worldview Antebellum North vs Antebellum South differences during civil war was reason that the civil war emerged in a nation that people speak same language and had same valuesNorth had smaller AfricanAmerican population 2 and South 351820 slavery had been abolished in North and was undergoing industrialization opposed to agricultural SouthSouthern economy was very dependent on slave labor grow of cotton spread of slavery in western territories compared to factories in the North Textile Mills in Boston Factories grew rapidly in the North by 1860 with 15 in South and 85 in NorthHuge industrial output in North had profound impact on what Northern States thbecame in 19 Century Had a far better developed infrastructure in North Ex Far more developed railway structure
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