In the midst of the war, the Union held a presidential election, with incumbent Republican Abraham Lincoln squaring off against the Democratic candidate George McClellan. Shortly after Lincolnâ€™s reelection and inauguration, however, he was assassinated, serving only a little more than a month of his second term.
Consider the following in a post of at least 250 words:
- What were the main political issues facing the candidates in the 1864 presidential election?
- Based upon your research, was Lincolnâ€™s reelection in 1864 seriously in question?
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