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Mary Lincoln also faced a great deal of personal tragedy during the war years. The Lincolns’ beloved son Willie died of typhoid fever in 1862. She struggled to deal with his death and remained secluded in her room for several months. Afterward, she refused to enter the room where Willie had died. She also held a mystical meeting called a séance to try to contact his spirit. Then in 1865, just as the Union celebrated victory in the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln was shot in the head, as he and the first lady attended a play at Ford’s Theatre in Washington.

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Lincoln felt that the United States was illegally grabbing territory that belonged to its weaker neighbor. He also worried that westward expansion would complicate the already heated debate between North and South over slavery. Both sides would want to extend their political ideas and way of life to the new territories. S. government sent troops into the West and forced Mexico to give up huge areas of land in exchange for $15 million. After Lincoln’s term ended in 1849, he returned to his law practice in Springfield.

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