When Barack Obama launched his first campaign for the presidency, in Abraham Lincoln's home town of Springfield, he quoted Lincoln's warning that a nation divided against itself cannot stand.
Lincoln's election victory led to four years of civil war.
Today, the USA is divided.
Obama had the support of most of the Black people who voted, and a majority of the Hispanics and unmarried women who voted.
Obama had the support of only 36% of the white men who turned out to vote.
The USA is divided. Website for this image. The American military keeps the Feudal System in place.
"The US Army does have very real plans for putting any domestic insurgency on ice if it is attempted on American soil.
This is a reduction of about 9 percent compared to the 2008 election.
Election turnout 9% lower than 2008