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Two years before he became president, Lincoln lost a Senate race to Stephen Douglas. As president, he was unpopular, even reviled, and it wasn't until after Gen. Sherman took Atlanta in September that his re-election was assured.
Two years before he became president, Lincoln lost a Senate race to Stephen Douglas. As president, he was unpopular, even reviled, and it wasn't until after Gen. Sherman took Atlanta in September that his re-election was assured.

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Historian Douglas Brinkley says the challenges Abraham Lincoln faced while in office make him history's best president.

Which president is the best of the best?

Historian Douglas Brinkley says the challenges Abraham Lincoln faced while in office make him history's best president.