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William Seward
Civil War Encyclopedia >> People - Union Political
February 1, 1847 Jones v. Van Zandt is argued before the Supreme Court
  Jones v. Van Zandt
April 23, 1858 In an attempt to force the acceptance of the Lecompton Constitution, a joint committee of Congress drafts the English Bill. Kansas
  Alexander Stephens
  Lecompton Constitution
  English Bill
May 16, 1860
May 18, 1860
Republican Convention is held in Chicago, Illinois. William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase and Abraham Lincoln of Illinois are the leading contenders from a field of 12 candidates. Lincoln wins on the third ballot. Hannibal Hamlin of Maine, an outspoken, long-time abolitionist is chosen for vice-president. Illinois
  The Election of 1860
  Salmon P. Chase
  1860 Republican Convention
  Abraham Lincoln
  Republican Party
March 13, 1861 The Confederate States of America attempts a peaceful adjustment of issues arising from separation (Forsyth and Crawford). Secretary of State William Seward, under the direction of the President, refuses
July 13, 1862 Abraham Lincoln reads a draft of the Emancipation Proclaimation to Secretary of State William Seward and Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles, both strong abolitionists. Seward begins talking about the problems it will cause. Welles sits there dumbfounded
  Emancipation Proclamation
  The Emancipation of Slaves
July 22, 1862 President Lincoln presents his Emancipation Proclaimation to his Cabinet. William Seward recommends waiting until a victory to present it to the public.
  Abraham Lincoln
  Emancipation Proclamation
  The Emancipation of Slaves
  Salmon P. Chase
December 16, 1862 In a Republican caucus Senators vote 13-11 support a resolution calling for the resignation of William Seward.
  1862 Cabinet Crisis
  Republican Party
December 17, 1862 Republicans vote to ask for a reconstruction of Lincoln's cabinet. During the meeting, Secretary of State William Seward and his son, the Assistant Secretary of State, resign.
  1862 Cabinet Crisis
  Republican Party
December 20, 1862 Salmon Chase offers his resignation. Lincoln rejects both Seward's and Chase's resignations.
  1862 Cabinet Crisis
  Salmon P. Chase
December 21, 1862 Seward resumes his duties as Secretary of State
  1862 Cabinet Crisis
February 6, 1863 William Seward informs Minister Mecier that the French offer to mediate the Civil War had been rejected by the United States
November 18, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln, William Seward and Frank Blair, along with diplomats, foreign visitors, a military guard and a Marine band leave Washington D. C. on a "special" 4-car train organized by the B&O Railroad Pennsylvania
  Abraham Lincoln
February 3, 1865 On the River Queen five men, US President Abraham Lincoln, US Secretary of State William Seward, CS Vice-president Alexander Stephens, along with John Campbell and RMT Hunter discuss peace terms at the Hampton Roads Conference near Fort Monroe. The conference was a failure. Virginia
  Hampton Roads
  Abraham Lincoln
  Alexander Stephens




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