We all know how President Lincoln did as President. but how would a John Bell Presidency have been? We must remember Bell had been a former Secretary of War briefly under the William Henry Harrison administration and had also served as United States Senator, Speaker of the House but how would he have performed the duties of President with the situation. Edward Everett would have been Vice President as we know Everett was a minister from Massachusetts a former Secretary of State, Foreign Diplomat, Governor and Senator. Would Bell and Everett worked together to try one last compromise or was it to late for compromise?