United States History Question of the Day

©Greg Feldmeth 2013

Before Lincoln's Inauguration

The election of 1860 revealed a deeply divided nation
(Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain)

Question 131479

In the period between Abraham Lincoln's election in November 1860 and his inauguration in March 1861, which of the following did not occur?

(A) Senator Crittenden of Kentucky proposed a compromise that would re-draw the 36°30' line to prevent war
(B) the Confederate States of America was formed by seceding Southern states
(C) President James Buchanan did virtually nothing to prevent the disintegration of the Union
(D) Lincoln had to enter Washington, D.C. in disguise because of an assassination threat
(E) Southern troops opened fire on the federal Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina's harbor

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