(Before It's News)
The more things change, the more they remain the same. In November 1860 a new President was elected in the USA. Above is an article from the Hampshire Gazette, the English one, not the US New Hampshire one, on the subject.
The unexpected victory of Abraham Lincoln was expected to bring about change, but the nature of this bitterly divided the nation and set the Democratic Party in many states on the road to Civil War.