Civil War Institute
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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Christensen, Hannah M., "Lincoln’s First 100 Days" (2017). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 235.