Abraham Lincolns election of 1860 was that start to something new and very different for the nation. Lincoln, former member of the Whig party but now a member of the republican party, understood how divided the union was and believed it was his duty to keep the union together, at all costs. Although this election […]

The Mexican- American War from 1846 to 1848 helped to accomplish Americans belief in “Manifest Destiny”, the God-given right to assume control of the entire continent from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast. When the Mexica-American war ended, through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo In 1848, America gained a vast amount of land including California, […]