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Map 3: Slave and free states in U.S. in 1860.[Map 3] with link to larger version of map.
(Courtesy Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Information for the creation of Map 3 was obtained from the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization website at http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu.)

Map 4: 1860 presidential election results by state.[Map 4] with link to larger version of map.
(Courtesy Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Information for the creation of Map 4 was obtained from the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization website at http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu.)

In Map 4, the Illinois' results are shown by county.


Questions for Maps 3 & 4

1. Using Map 3 determine how many slave states there were. How many free states were there?

2. Where was the area over which the issue of slavery was most hotly contested during that period? If needed, please refer to Setting the Stage.

3. How do the election results in Map 4 compare with the slave and free states distribution in Map 3?

4. Look at the county results for Lincoln's home state of Illinois on Map 4. What does this illustrate about the views of the voting population of Illinois?

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