1. President Abraham wrote at this time that God "could have either saved or destroyed the Union without a human contest.
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5. President Abraham believed, as most Republicans did in April 1865, that the voting requirements should be determined by the states.
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10. President Abraham felt such action could only be taken by the Commander-in-Chief using war powers granted to the president by the Constitution, and Lincoln was planning to take that action.
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12. President Abraham expanded his war powers, and imposed a blockade on all the Confederate shipping ports, disbursed funds before appropriation by Congress, and after suspending habeas corpus, arrested and imprisoned thousands of suspected Confederate sympathizers.
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14. President Abraham was the first president from the Republican Party.
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15. President Abraham attended the May 1856 Bloomington Convention, which formally established the Illinois Republican Party.
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27. President Abraham was a leader in building in the West the new Republican Party from Whigs and anti-slavery Democrats.
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