Honest Abe in Bleeding Kansas

Before he was on the Five Dollar Bill, before school children memorized his words through the decades, before he was the Great Emancipator, he was a candidate for the office of President…and it wasn’t looking so good. He endeavored to make a trip to the Kansas Territory to see for himself the violence that had been brought about by the policy of popular sovereignty and maybe earn himself a few extra delegates to the upcoming Republican Convention. A rare look at candidate Lincoln and his trip to the West.