On February 22, 1856, the United States Republican Party opens its first national convention in Pittsburgh. The Republicans’ first president becomes Abraham Lincoln, one of the most important leaders in American history. Lincoln’s presidency becomes the first kind of president a Republican could be, an important example for the then newborn party. Team of Rivals in a classic history book written in modern times. Lincoln threw away pure political favor-giving and simply chose the most strategic and best people for his cabinet positions. This decision for a strong team would define Lincolns’ administration as one of the strongest presidencies.
Book Title: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Book Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
ISBN Number: 0743270754
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