The presidential election of 1860 was a turning point in U.S. history.
Abraham Lincoln, a Republican from Kentucky, was elected to his first term of the Presidency. His defeat of three well-known opponents and his stance on slavery served as a tipping point for the onset of the Civil War.
Lincoln’s namesake park ee" Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in Hodgenville ee" plans to recreate atmosphere of the 1860 election in a Nov. 6 program.
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