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Lincoln and the Decision for WarThe Northern Response to Secession$
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Russell McClintock

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780807831885

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807886328_mcclintock

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A Calm Pervades the Political World: March

A Calm Pervades the Political World: March

(p.187) Chapter 8 A Calm Pervades the Political World: March
Lincoln and the Decision for War

Gary W. Gallagher

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter focuses on inauguration day, when the capital was secure and there seemed little chance that the event would be interrupted by violence. Lincoln's precise plans for governance were uncertain; his initial concerns revolved around organizing the government, which meant distributing federal offices. Through a successful patronage policy Lincoln could hope to unify his party, fortify the loyalty of the Upper South, and even begin to establish viable Republican organizations there and assist nature in ensuring that the new territories Congress had just organized would one day be free states. All of that would strengthen his hand in dealing with the very real problem casting a pall over all the gains of the past month.

Keywords:   inauguration day, plans for governance, federal offices, government, patronage policy

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