The New 7th District of Illinois
The new 7th District of Illinois includes the counties of Cass, Logan, Marshall, Mason, Menard, Morgan, Putnam, Sangamon, Scott, Tazewell, and Woodford.
Come hear Abraham Lincoln speak on the tariff, as well as make some general observations about the annexation of Texas, the Mexican War, and the Oregon question.
July 18 – Lacon, Marshall County
July 20 – Marshall County, the grove of fine trees on Bonham Farm, near the town of Henry.
July 24 – Mackinaw
July 25 – Delavan
- August 3 – Election Day. Mr. Lincoln will cast his ballot in Springfield and await the returns with his family.
About the Book
The “gifted young historian” (Richard Norton Smith) who gave us Founding Rivals, Chris DeRose delivers the first fully realized portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s ambitious and controversial early political career, and his surprising ascendancy that was both historic and far from inevitable.
This is the story of America at a critical time. The tale of a Congress that ended a conflict, unsure of what they had gained aside from a seat strapped to a powderkeg, of a party aiming to win the Presidency at all costs, paving the path for its own extinction, and of a country charting an irreversible course toward Civil War. Moreover, it is the story of the man who lead the United States during its darkest hours and his role at the center of this gathering storm. This is the story of Congressman Abraham Lincoln.
About the Author
Chris DeRose is the author of Founding Rivals: Madison vs. Monroe, the Bill of Rights, and the Election that Saved a Nation, named by TheWashington Post as one of the “Best Political Books of 2011.” DeRose is an attorney and political strategist who, for the past fifteen years, has served in every capacity on campaigns up and down the ballot across five different states. Recent highlights include serving as Director of Election Day Operations for the Governor of Virginia and as campaign manager for Congressman Sean Duffy.
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