Published on August 28, 2014
! Major Events Ha p ening in t Civil War T e Wa s ington Po Our repo r er wi l be Abigail Eik e ! LINCOLN SUSPENDS HABEAS CORPUS ! ! Lincoln has just recently revealed at a press briefing conference that he is suspending Habeas Corpus. For those of you who may not know what Habeas Corpus is it is a basic civil right that charges a person with a crime and gives them a right to a trial before one gets thrown in jail. Why is Lincoln doing this? A man in Maryland known as John Merryman was trying to convince Northerns to secede from the North. Lincoln does not want the government to fall into the hands of the Confederates so he is taking action. As of now, if one is caught attempting to convince Northerners to secede from the union then that person will receive no trial and go directly to jail. John Merryman is in currently in jail and will be in jail for this entire war. And honestly, during these times I do not necessarily think that Lincoln made a poor choice in doing this. What if everyone decided to secede from the union? America would eventually not exist. ! John Merryman: ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Works Cited: ! Wikipedia contributors. “John Merryman.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia. The Free Encyclopedia, 14 May. 2014. Web. 26 Aug. 2014.