Class Year

2017

Document Type

Blog Post

Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2017

Department

Civil War Institute

Abstract

Imagine trying to avoid a civil war and then having to figure out how to fight one—all in one’s first 100 days in office and all without Congress. That was what Abraham Lincoln’s first 100 days as president essentially looked like. From his first full day in office on March 5th, 1861 to his 100th day in the middle of June, Lincoln barely had time to handle the things presidents normally did, never mind relax.

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This blog post originally appeared in The Gettysburg Compiler and was created by students at Gettysburg College.

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