Republican, Hamblin, Johnson VP. Greatest president our nation has ever seen according to many, a great leader because he tried to compromise as much as possible but would not compromise on the most important things. Although he opposed slavery, he believed that blacks were inferior to whites. He also had great strategy throughout the Civil War, as he knew the measures necessary to keep the Union on track, such as witholding the Emancipation Proclamation until 1863, and then declaring it as a war measure only. In his election, Lincoln was not elected in any of the Southern states, yet still gained the presidency, which is much of the reason why the Deep South seceded. Unfortunately, his awesomeness got ended when he was shot by John Wilkes Booth, and shortly after his second inauguration.