indexA staunch Whig Party advocate, Lincoln was then elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1846. It was during his congressional career that Lincoln took an at-the-time bold stance against slavery, attempting to introduce a bill that would ban slavery in Washington D.C. and compensate current slave owners.After his short career in the House of Representatives, Lincoln distanced himself from the world of politics and worked as a lawyer in Illinois. For sixteen years, he worked on behalf of both large companies and individuals in the state, working on some of the most influential and important cases of his day.

In 1858, growing disappointed with the direction of the Whig Party, Lincoln entered the world of politics again, this time siding with the then-new Republican Party. The young Abraham Lincoln chose the 1958 Senatorial Election for Illinois as his second entry point in politics, aiming to defeat the Democratic Senator Stephen Douglas.

Despite gaining a larger share of the popular vote than his opponent, Lincoln lost the election and missed out on the position. He did, however, secure a great deal of large scale support in the Republican Party, which allowed him to pursue an even greater goal – the Presidency of the United States – just two years later in 1860.Lincoln built a campaign that revolved around the issue of slavery – at the time an incredibly contentious and divisive issue in the United States. He won the election with a huge majority, beating out his opponents combined.

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