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“I agree with Seward in his 'Irrepressible Conflict,' but I do not endorse his 'Higher Law' doctrine. Make no contracts that will bind me.”

        - Lincoln


Inside the Wigwam, Republican National Convention of 1860

Essential Question: Why was Abraham Lincoln chosen to be the nominee for President at the Republican National Convention in 1860 and who was primarily responsible?

Excerpts from Michael Burlingame's "Make No Contracts"

The project that inspired this website.

Website Creator: Jordan Kasler








Jordan is a 7th & 8th grade social studies teacher and student council advisor at North Middle School in Grants Pass, Oregon. He also coaches boys basketball at Grants Pass High School. His wife, Haley, is a speech therapist.

Lincoln's instructions to his team at the Convention.

The Civil War research engine at Dickinson College.

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