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Abraham Lincoln: A Moral Unifier? - Abraham Lincoln is a mythical figure in American culture and history because he is the President who saved the Union and abolished slavery. American admiration for him is so great that Americans have carved him into mountains and immortalized him in a Greek temple. In the Lincoln Memorial, one can find the inscriptions of the “Gettysburg Address” and “Second Inaugural Address”. To some, these speeches signify America’s rebirth as a unified political and moral country. Interestingly, these two speeches overshadow the fact that Lincoln’s words were once divisive....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln Essays] 1833 words
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Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War - Abraham Lincoln (12 Feb. 1809-15 Apr. 1865) the 16th president (civilwar.org) of the United States of America was one of the main public persons that influence the civil war in many aspects. Even though the civil war may have been the last resource the nation had, it could be argue that Lincoln’s governments try its best to find a different solution. The civil war was a conflict that destroyed the nation; it perhaps could have been avoided if the second party had work for a solution. But it is true that maybe both parts could have looked out for the benefits of the people as a whole instead of their personal benefits....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln Essays]
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Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency - Abraham Lincoln is a hero to all Americans for he preserved our Union and abolished slavery. Lincoln combined the forces of strength, courage, will, and morality to guide America through a time marked by complete social upheaval and Civil War. Lincoln entered the White House burdened by an oppressive set of domestic issues; the most pressing was the rift between the North and South. Before Lincoln’s inauguration, the Union was dissolving, and he was left with only one choice, to preserve America and to make war against the South....   [tags: The Legacy of Abraham Lincoln]
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President Abraham Lincoln - "Although Abraham Lincoln was President over a century and a half ago (1861-1865), he is still considered to be one of our greatest Presidents, and his legacy remains important for the nation today." By the late 1800s, sectional tensions in America had led to a split between the Northern and Southern states. During the Antebellum period, the North became more industrialized as the South increased its agricultural production. The two sections developed differing economies and ideas and by April 14, 1861, at Fort Sumter, the tensions came to a head as the American Civil War began....   [tags: President Abraham Lincoln]
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Abraham Lincoln, the Only Honest Politician? - Abraham Lincoln is unfailingly the second president students learn about in grade school, right after George Washington. As far as I can remember, the only thing taught about "Honest Abe" was that he was born in a log cabin and had to walk 12 miles to the library, uphill both ways, "unlike you little brats who have a library in your own school and don't even use it." Of course, I learned more faceless, boring facts about our 16th president in eventual class notes about names and dates. President during the Civil War who was killed by John Wilkes Booth in 1865....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln] 1362 words
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One Man Making a Difference: Abraham Lincoln and Slavery - Most people can agree on the fact that president Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States is considered to be one of the most outstanding citizens. He is known for his presidency which he fought the confederacy during the civil war where he managed to abolish slavery. Which all happened with the help of the Republican party, whom were chosen because he felt like he wanted to make a point and would need the help of a strong party to do so. Lincoln was a man of not only right doings but of moral ethics....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, heroes, USA, history,] 483 words
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A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War - In Thomas J. DiLorenzo’s book, The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War, he attempts to change how people in today’s society view Abraham Lincoln. Most people have the opinion that Abraham Lincoln was a great liberator, but in this book it seems like Lincoln was more of a great dictator. He supposedly did things for personal and government gain. In many ways the author’s main objective in the book is to destroy Lincoln’s reputation as the president who saved the Union at its time of need and fought to end slavery for equality for all Americans....   [tags: abraham lincoln, the union, thomas dilorenzo]
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Abraham Lincoln - Childhood Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky to Nancy Hanks Lincoln and Thomas Lincoln. Abraham had two siblings an older sister Sarah and a younger brother Thomas who died as an infant. In 1817 the Lincoln family moved to Perry County, Indiana due to a land dispute. When abraham was nine his mother died of tremetol. A few months after Abrahams mother Nancy died his dad remarried Sarah Bush Johnston a widow with three children. Both his parents were illiterate but Sarah encouraged Avraham to read....   [tags: thomas lincoln, kentucky, Nancy Hanks]
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The Real Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln’s presidential career was full of questionable actions. Thomas DiLorenzo author of, The Real Lincoln discusses Lincoln’s actions regarding racism, his refusal to emancipate the slaves, his continual tendency to act independently of Congress, and his radical reconstruction after the Civil War. DiLorenzo attacks each of these topics in his book and proves that Lincoln had his own agenda, and was not the picture perfect president everybody thought that he was. The overall theme of chapter two is the opposition that Abraham Lincoln and most Northerners had about racial equality....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln]
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The Abraham Lincoln - Over two hundred years ago a baby boy was born, his name was Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 (Encyclopedia). He was born in Kentucky in a place called Hardin County (Biography). Nancy Hanks and Thomas Lincoln were his parents (Biography). Lincoln was not the only child his parents had. Fig. 1. Log Cabin Lincoln had two siblings, one older sister and one younger brother; their names were Sarah and Thomas (Biography). The Lincoln family nicknamed Sarah as Sally (Biography)....   [tags: biography, United States president]
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Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address - ... Abraham Lincoln was not unlike the typical young boy who liked to laugh and play with his friends. He attended school on Knob Creek in Kentucky, and it was once said by one of his classmates, Austin Gollaher, that he didn't attend classes much, and that he didn't even have a textbook of his own. Gollaher also recalled Abraham Lincoln not having a hat. In those times, hats were hard to come by and if you had a wool hat, you were in style. (Pg. 79 vol. 1) I find this to be an interesting recollection due only to the fact that almost all of the most common pictures or paintings of Lincoln, show him in a top hat of some sort....   [tags: personal reflection, influential speeches] 1279 words
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Abraham Lincoln: Characteristics of a Hero - Stories of heroes have been a source of inspiration and awe for as long as people could tell them. We look to legends of great men and women who have accomplished grand tasks in hopes that we, too, may one day be as tremendous as them. Indeed, most of us do; albeit not in the way we imagine. Most of them slip by us unnoticed, overlooked, and will never be the protagonists of epic stories. So what exactly makes a hero. I believe a hero to be anyone who possesses the qualities of a hero: courageous, perseverant and compassionate – all of which Abraham Lincoln perfectly demonstrates....   [tags: log cabin, kentucky, symphaty for pets and people]
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The Many Contributions of Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America and is still one of the most highly respected presidents of our country. He grew up with very little and he was no stranger to hard work. Abraham Lincoln never wavered from striving to better himself through reading just about anything he could get his hands on, to just simply being honest. Often times pitched as the “Great Emancipator” for his work on the Emancipation Proclamation, he took the first presidential step in the official ending of slavery....   [tags: Emancipation, Habeas Corpus Suspension]
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Abraham Lincoln and The Voice of The Abolitionists - Slaves had an expanding economic force for the Europeans. “Trade between the Europeans and Africans created the first route of the triangular slave trade”. African citizens were “forcibly removed from their homes to never return”. Sales of Africans were classified as having the full cooperation of the “African kings” in return for various trade and goods. Africans who were exchanged were forced to walk chained to the coast of the Indian Ocean. Once at the coast they were stripped of all their clothes, men, women and children all alike with just a loincloth, or strips of blue tap for women to cover their chest area....   [tags: emancipation, slaves, african americans]
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The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln - ... In order to confirm this was the gun that was used to shoot the president and also to confirm who the gun belonged to, the police took into consideration the condition of the gun. The .44 caliber that fired a single round lead ball, weighing nearly an ounce, had a very distinctive appearance. The pistol had a major crack in the forestock which had evidence of previous repair; the cast of the barrel showed a counterclockwise rifling also known as “left twist” (FBI). This weapon put the people throughout the theater in a panic and changed American history....   [tags: american history, united states president]
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McPherson and Hearn on Abraham Lincoln - ... Although one could call Hearn’s more critical approach to historical writing more honest, Hearn’s approach betrays him—his dedication to taking an objective stance on Lincoln’s actions detaches him from the subject matter. In some sense, the mythic qualities of Lincoln cannot be ignored, and therefore, he is prevented from seeing or acknowledging the greatness that defined him. The main thesis of McPherson’s book is expressed through the words of Lincoln himself. On the first page of the Introduction, McPherson quotes a speech Lincoln made in Trenton, New Jersey in 1861....   [tags: political analysis]
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The Exceptional Presidency of Abraham Lincoln - When Abraham Lincoln was elected president, he inherited a nation entrenched in chaos. Throughout his presidency he led the Union through a trying period highlighted by the secession, the institution of slavery, and the greatest internal conflict in the history of the United States, the Civil War. Lincoln stuck to his principles during this arduous time and through this was able to re-unite the nation. With no historical precedents to help validate his actions, Lincoln still succeeded in bringing about the reconciliation of the North and South....   [tags: american history] 1015 words
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The Assasination of President Abraham Lincoln - The assassination of Lincoln was planned and carried out by the well known stage actor John Wilkes Booth, as part of a larger conspiracy to revive the Confederate cause. Booth's co-conspirators were Lewis Powell and David Herold. They were assigned to kill William H. Seward. George Atzerodt was supposed to kill Vice President Andrew Johnson. In March of 1864 John Wilkes Booth, a Southern Confederate sympathizer, conceived a plan to kidnap Abraham Lincoln and deliver him to the Confederate Army, to be held hostage until the North agreed to continue exchanging prisoners....   [tags: theater, gun, plan]
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A Brief Biography on Abraham Lincoln - ... Lincoln took an overwhelming part as president-in a period of war. Questionably, he suspended a few rights as characterized by the Constitution and stretched the forces of both the official and the national government extensively. Moreover, Lincoln marked a few noteworthy bits of enactment into law, including approaches identifying with money, homesteaders, railroads, and assessments (n.a., 2014).” “Lincoln was famous for his passion about people and that led in freeing the slavery. He went into a war against the states which called themselves the “Confederate States of America” (n.p., 2014).” He used the former slaves to go for a war against those states....   [tags: influential American presidents]
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Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation - On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation was delivered by Abraham Lincoln. This bold and progressive move by the President declared that "all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free" (The Library of Congress, 2014). While Lincoln now harbors the fame for ending slavery, his proclamation initially only ended slavery in those states that attempted to separate from the union....   [tags: ending slavery, civil war, inequalities]
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Abraham Lincoln Saves the Union - From his rough childhood to his tragic assassination, there might not be a greater president then Abraham Lincoln. His tough life helped him become the famous president we know him as today. Abraham Lincoln’s life was always full of adversity. As a child, Abraham Lincoln and his family always struggled. He was born on February 12, 1809, in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. He was named after his grandfather, Abraham; Lincoln did not talk much as a boy and was described as poor and backwards (Freedman 3)....   [tags: notorious & influential American presidents]
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Abraham Lincoln's Time in Office - Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was the president during the most difficult time in American History. While being the president during the Civil War Era, Lincoln had to face and conquer a large amount of difficult missions that helped to save our country. He resembled a dedicated, brave character that had a unique form of leadership that consisted of telling stories to explain his actions and to influence society to follow his lead. Lincoln’s goals as the leader of the country were to abolish slaves and to unify the nation....   [tags: Enmancipation Proclamation]
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The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln - Based on a television documentary, Lincoln, A&E Networks provides readers with an in-depth summary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. This online article goes along with the documentary to give details as to what happened the night of Lincoln's assassination. Although this article is not based on a conspiracy theory, it was a good starting point to find out more about the assassination. I began my research by analyzing the proven facts that pertain to the assassination plot. These facts provided me with a general knowledge of dates, times and important figures that were involved with this historic assassination....   [tags: american history, documentary]
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The Assasination of Abraham Lincoln - With every assassination there are hundreds of conspiracy theories as to what exactly happened. There is only one theory that is true however, the truth is never known. The amount of conspiracy theories for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln is too high to count, and although it has been over 145 years since the assassination, closure is still a while away. It is proven that John Booth assassinated Lincoln, but the conspiracies are who put him up to it. Abraham Lincoln can be considered one of the greatest presidents of American history, but how did he become president anyway....   [tags: american history, presidents, john booth]
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The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln - The Assassination over Abraham Lincoln was kinda weird because the conspiracy of it. Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 15, 1865 by John Booth. He was assassinated at Penn Quater, Washington D.C. at Fords Theatre. He was born on February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Lincoln was the 16th president and he was the tallest president to ever serve in office today 6’4”. He died at 7:22 a.m. He done a lot of wrestling to with his skinny legs he was a good wrestler, he wasn’t WWE approved, but that wasn’t his dream, he wrestled approximately 300 matches and only lost 1, he was entered in the wrestling Hall of Fame and earned an “Outstanding American” award....   [tags: conspiracy theories] 743 words
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Reactions to Abraham Lincoln's Assassination - Historical Investigative Report: Reaction to Lincoln Assassination Abraham Lincoln assassination was the one of the most tragic event in American history. Lincoln was assassinated by itinerant Southern actor John Wilkes Booth. On the evening April 14, 1865 Lincoln attended a special performance of the comedy at the Fords Theater, where he was shot. The bullet had entered through Lincoln’s left ear and lodged behind his right eye. He was paralyzed; doctor’s tried their best efforts but failed. He died at 7:22 AM on April 15th....   [tags: North, South, African Americans] 1376 words
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A Hero, President Abraham Lincoln - ...   Abraham Lincoln runs for presidency in the 1860’s it is thought he was chosen since he did not have extreme views on slavery in a sense he rarely talked about slaves during his campaigning.During the days of election “Me and my wife were at a friends house drinking tea when a young man comes barging through the door saying Mr.Lincoln did you her the news you one the elections i am shocked that i have one the elections and coming from a poor family and my wife did not belive i would be elected nor did I then am filled with joy”.The News spreads like wild fire that the underdog wins the elections and the South is infuriated they create rally and governors from the south come together and...   [tags: civil war, slaves, freedom] 677 words
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Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation - Abraham Lincoln is arguably one of the greatest presidents in the history of the United States. He only served 5 years, but was president in the worst period of American history. He did the unthinkable to many people because of the severity of the decision; he emancipated slaves in the United States. This caused him to be dubbed ‘The Great Emancipator’. The nickname he received is an accurate one because it is a major decision that shaped the future of America. This decision was long overdue and he made sure that the prosperity would not have to deal with the issue of slavery separating the government....   [tags: Slavery, Civil War] 669 words
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Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln - “I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the united states, by the power in me invested as Commander-In-Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States in time of actual armed rebellion against the authority and government of the United States, and as fit and necessary war measure for suppressing said rebellion, do, on this 1st of January, A.D. 1863” (Lincoln). The Anti-Slavery Movement began in the 1830’s and came to an end around the 1870’s. The leaders of the Anti-Slavery Movement that helped the slaves get freedom were Abraham Lincoln who wrote the “Emancipation Proclamation”; William Lloyd Garrison was editor of an abolitionist newspaper and got people involved in what was happening to slaves...   [tags: anti slavery movement, slaves, civil war]
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Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipation - Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator During the Abraham Lincoln’s short time as president, he managed not only to save a nation deeply divided and at war with itself, but to solidify the United States of America as a nation dedicated to the progress of civil rights. Years after his death, he was awarded the title of ‘The Great Emancipator.’ In this paper, I will examine many different aspects of Lincoln’s presidency in order to come to a conclusion: whether this title bestowed unto Lincoln was deserved, or not....   [tags: American History, Slaves, African Americans]
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Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt - Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt are regarded as two of the greatest presidents that the United States of America has ever had. "Honest Abe" Lincoln is known for his part in abolishing slavery and reuniting the north with the south to end the Civil War. Lincoln began his presidency on March 4, 1861 and was murdered on April 15, 1865, (Compare Lincoln vs. Roosevelt) abruptly ending his term. "Teddy Roosevelt" was known as a valiant explorer and a great environmentalist. He became president in September 14, 1901 and left on March 4, 1909....   [tags: Teddy Roosevelt ]
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Abraham Lincoln's Message and Rhetoric - During the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, southerners was alarmed by it. Southerners were afraid of Lincoln getting elected because he was a Republican and that he was going to abolish slavery. They were scared about slavery getting abolished because losing slaves is losing a lot of wealth. In the south they felt threatened and were in danger. Years before the election started, southerners decided to succeed from the country if a republican was elected. In the first inaugural address of Abraham Lincoln, the primary message Lincoln tries to convey to the southerners is convincing them not to suceed....   [tags: slavery, freedom] 631 words
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Abraham Lincoln: The Little Details - ... Just like Abe’s dad, he was against slavery (Maclean 99). In 1830, Abe’s family moved again and with the help of Abe, his dad built a new home (“Abraham” para. 7). While his family was sick, Abe went out into the world on his own (“Abraham” para. 7). While he was on a trip he witnessed a slave auction that a great impact on his life (“Abraham” para. 7). Early Politics Abe was not just a president, before that he was a captain in the Black Hawk War then spent eight years as an Illinois legislature (The White House para.5)....   [tags: notorious, influential American presidents]
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The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln - “With malice towards none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as god gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nations wounds; to care for him who shall borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphaned child-to do all which may be achieved and cherished a just and a lasting peace among ourselves, and with all other nations”-Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address (Great Documents of America 19). Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States and perhaps one of the most hated presidents that ever served, this hatred for president Lincoln came from his options and actions regarding the nation’s conflict at the...   [tags: John Wilkes Booth]
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The Myth of Abraham Lincoln - The myth of Abraham Lincoln, no myth in American history is more prevailing or enduring. Good old Honest Abe, The Great Emancipator, Defender of the Union. We have come to a crossroad in this country. It is a time of great peril; freedom is in its maximum hour of danger. We must put to rest this myth, which only serves to propagate tyranny and undermine liberty. Abraham Lincoln was not a great man trying to free the slaves; he was a racist, power hungry, tyrant who really fought the civil war to stop the south from seceding....   [tags: honest abe, US presdents' biography]
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The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln - ... However, the Emancipation Proclamation did not free all slaves in the United States. It declared that only slaves living in states not under Union control be free. This officially changed the purpose of the Civil War. The North was no longer only fighting to preserve the Union but also to end slavery. The Civil War continued for the next four years, ending on April 9, 1865. Legal freedom for all slaves did not come until the final passage of the Thirteenth Amendment in December of 1865. President Lincoln was a strong supporter of the Thirteenth Amendment; however, he was assassinated before its final presentation....   [tags: Civil War and abolition]
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Abraham Lincoln; The Great Emancipator? - Myth and fact have always been at odds. Time and time again myth has been misrepresented as fact. To such an extent it has been ingrained so deeply within the cultural mind, people cease to question its feasibility. To quote Mark Twain, “For the world will not stop and think, it never does, it is not our way; its way is to generalize from a single example”. If asked, nearly every person will unquestionably state that it was Abraham Lincoln and his Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves from their southern bondage....   [tags: slavery, emancipation proclamation]
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Abraham Lincoln's Life and Accomplishments - Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in the state of Kentucky. He came from a family that was mostly illiterate. Although his family was illiterate, Lincoln attended school. However, he did not attend frequently. He learned the basics of common subjects such as spelling, grammar, and mathematics. He was self-educated all thanks to his love for reading. It was not uncommon that Lincoln educated himself during that time period, but the uncommon part was that he was quite knowledgeable for a self-educated man....   [tags: forner us president, civil war, omnibus bill]
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The Personas of Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln is perhaps one of the most interesting characters to have ever graced the American political arena and presidency. He is most noteworthy, obviously, for his role in saving the United States from its own destruction and the eradication of the vile Southern tradition of slavery. However, upon deeper inspection, one finds there was much more to Lincoln than his political achievements. Throughout his years as a politician, there's a noticeable shift in terms of his character, and political persona....   [tags: politics, slavery, growth] 1077 words
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President Abraham Lincoln and Slavery - While Abraham Lincoln detested slavery and personally believed that the coloured people of America deserved full legal status, he was a politician and his priority was always keeping America unified. Lincoln abhorred slavery, and thought it a great evil both morally and from the standpoint of what it had done to the country; he considered it the biggest problem with America. While he did believe that African Americans were an inferior race and did not want to grant them full equality, he was absolutely determined that the constitution should apply to them just as much as any white citizen of America....   [tags: Politics, Race, Social Issues]
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Lincoln: Emancipation as a Means to End War - What factors allow a political figure to rise and become one of the most influential figures in history. Abraham Lincoln has gone down as one of the most prominent presidents in the American History. From his inauguration in 1861 to his assassination in 1865, Lincoln was faced one of the most troublesome times in the History of America, having to deal with an institution of slavery that was destroying the American Union and leading the country to its demise through a civil war that resulted in thousands of casualties....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American President]
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Abraham Lincoln as the Greatest President - Abraham Lincoln is regarded by many Americans as the greatest president to ever hold office in the history of the United States, and his reputation is definitely well deserved. Lincoln wasn't scared to stand up and fight for what he knew was right. He was convinced that within the branches of government, the presidency alone was empowered not only to uphold the Constitution, but also to protect, and defend it. Lincoln was able to lead our country and preserve the Union, keeping the United States from splintering during the devastating times of the Civil War....   [tags: Lincoln President US History ] 1713 words
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The Abraham Lincoln Assassination - The Abraham Lincoln Assassination was a tragic, and horrible event. The way the country was strongly split up at that time affected the way the events of the assassination played out before, during and after the wicked event. Way before Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, the Union and the Confederacy disagreed in everything that was the reason why they were strongly divided because they shared different view of how the country should be run. The Union believed it would be easy for a member of the Confederacy to feel the need to plot an evil plan for the murder of the Union leader, Abraham Lincoln....   [tags: John Wilkes Booth] 814 words
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US President Abraham Lincoln - From his rough childhood to his tragic assassination, there might not be a greater president then Abraham Lincoln. His tough life helped him become the famous president we know him as today. Abraham Lincoln’s life was always full of adversity. As a child, Abraham Lincoln and his family always struggled. He was born on February 12, 1809 in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. Named after his grandfather, Abraham, Lincoln did not talk much as a boy and was described as poor and backwards (Freedman 3) His family moved when he was a toddler....   [tags: Honest Abe, American History, President]
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Biography of Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, had a very exciting yet unfortunate life. Understanding Lincolns life may help you to understand why Lincoln was who he was. Perhaps Lincolns hard childhood lead him to his career. What's most interesting about Lincoln is how poor he was as a child and how much success he had as an adult. Childhood About 200 years ago Abraham Lincoln was born in a little log cabin in Kentucky. When he was just a baby his father, Tom Lincoln, ended up moving them to Indiana (“Abraham” para....   [tags: 16th US president, government history]
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Abraham Lincoln and Freedom - They Believed in Freedom Have you ever wondered how big of part Abraham Lincoln and Walter Sisulu had to do with their country’s civil rights or what they had in common. Abraham Lincoln was well known throughout all of America as an honest and a great person that was involved in the civil rights movement in America. Walter Sisulu was a great person from South Africa who was in the Anti-Apartheid movement. He was one of their leaders as they tried to get the black people’s rights the same as the white people’s rights....   [tags: civil rights, walter sisulu, apartheid]
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Abraham Lincoln's Greatest Accomplishments - When asked about Abraham Lincoln’s greatest accomplishment in the Civil War, most people would probably say “freeing the slaves”. While it is true, President Lincoln did have a lot to do with the emancipation of over millions of slaves, that is not necessarily his “greatest accomplishment”. Over the course of many years, President Abraham Lincoln made several significant contributions to the American Civil War. The Civil War officially began on April 12th, 1861, when Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard shot at the Union Troops currently occupying Fort Sumter....   [tags: emancipation proclamation,civil war,slavery]
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Biography of Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln led America through its bloodiest war. His actions changed the nation forever, and his legacy lives on today. Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States. Throughout the Civil War, Lincoln’s political strategies aided the Union victory. Lincoln set the Reconstruction of America into motion, and abolished slavery. In what follows, I will be discussing the life of one of the nation’s greatest presidents. Before his famous political career, Lincoln was a self educated lawyer....   [tags: Civil War, America, United Sates President]
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Biography of Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln, also known as “Honest Abe”, was the 16th president of the United States. Lincoln was and still is one of the most respected presidents of all time. Although he may not have been widely liked during his run. He did one of the hardest jobs that any person could do, he served the U.S. as president during its civil war and managed to overcome the south and hold the U.S. together by just a couple of strands. Lincoln was only able to do this because he had the ability to strive forward and see what good could come instead of what was happening....   [tags: 16th president, honest abe] 538 words
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Abraham Lincoln Supported Slavery - The Presidents’ Day holiday is celebrated in the cold month of February; children in classrooms across the United States are given a litany of the Presidents and their most famous accomplishments: George Washington, who could not tell a lie is the “father of our country”; John Kennedy, the dashing young man who asked, “not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”, was assassinated in a mystery that still remains unsolved, and “Honest Abe” Lincoln, the Great Emancipator who authored the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves, is credited with beginning the long road in the fight for equality for blacks....   [tags: Slavery Essays]
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Biography of Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln: A Biography Needless to say, Abraham Lincoln was one of the nation’s best presidents. Not just any president could bring the nation through the civil war. He was a kind man, who loved reading and writing. This love came from his mother, who taught him at a young age that education was an important part of life. Even though the Lincoln family lived nine miles away from the nearest school, a good 2.5-3 hour walk both ways, Abe and his sister Sally both went to school. During his childhood, Abe was a child who liked to learn....   [tags: Abe, childhood, president, civil war] 1604 words
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Abraham Lincoln: Best President - Without a doubt, there have been great presidents throughout American history. The subject of the matter is debatable about who has done the best job for the position. When you ask Americans who the greatest president ever to serve is, five names would be repetitive: Andrew Jackson, George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln is more than likely always at the top of the list. He is commonly known as the best president of the United States and I can't help but agree....   [tags: slavery, economy, civil war] 537 words
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Abraham Lincoln on Leadership - Introduction Throughout time it has been said that Abraham Lincoln is one our country’s most recognizable leaders. Until the 1990’s no one had written a book incorporating his leadership skills into every day leadership concepts. Donald T. Phillips was surprised by this realization and made it his mission to write a book about the leadership skills Lincoln possessed while also relating it to the modern leadership theories we use in life and in business, today. Summary Lincoln on Leadership demonstrates Lincoln’s leadership styles he fine-tuned while holding the office of Presidency....   [tags: Core Belief System, Superiority Complex]
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Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln Many know him as “Honest Abe” or “Illinois Rail Splitter” but we all know him as Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was given birth to in a Hodgenville, Kentucky log house. He also had very little education, and was mostly self thought. During his lifetime, Lincoln accomplished many things. Some of these included freeing the slaves, fighting the confederacy, and bringing the country back together as one. Abraham Lincoln was one of the greatest presidents of the United States. Abraham came from a poor family and all of his struggles were worth it in the end....   [tags: Biography] 425 words
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Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16Th President of America. He was the first republican that was elected as President. He ran for senate two times and lost both. When he was in office he was mostly occupied with the states that broke away from the Union,who was named the Confederate States of America. The first to break away was South Carolina followed by 6 other states before the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln. And then four more at the beginning of the Civil War,Battle of Fort Sumter....   [tags: Biography]
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Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln sprang to the presidency from extremely humble and tragic roots. His father, Thomas, and his mother, Nancy, were both illiterate. When Abraham was young, he had a sister who died as an infant and a brother who died as a boy. When Abraham was nine years old, his mother tragically died, leaving him in the care of only his father, who, within the year of his wife’s death, remarried a widow, Sarah Bush Johnston. Sarah was extremely kind to Lincoln and encouraged his developing love of reading, giving him three books, a treasure of immeasurable value to a boy who loved to read in a place where books were scarce (nps.gov)....   [tags: American Government, Politics] 1451 words
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Abraham Lincoln - As the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln was known to be the greatest American President. He guided his country through one of the most catastrophic experiences in its history, the Civil War. He was a very unique president, being the first president to have a beard, being the tallest president standing at 6’4 and also being the first to be assassinated. Abe Lincoln accomplished many things in the 4 year term he had served before being assassinated. With his intelligence and hard work, he made a difference in the United States....   [tags: Biography, United States President]
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Abraham Lincoln -   I. Abraham Lincoln – The leader who shaped modern America Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th, 1809 and died on April 15th, 1865. He was the 16th President of the United States of America. He served as president of the country from 1861 to 1865 and one of the leaders of the Union representing states that against slavery during the American Civil War. He grew up in a poor family. Thus, the man was known as a self-educated person. Despite his living condition, he then became a lawyer, a state legislator in Illinois, and a House of Representatives’ one-term member....   [tags: president, United States, American Civil War]
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Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President ofthe United States of America, serving from 1860 to 1865 (Wilson, 1). From humble upbringings to becoming the most powerful man in America, "Honest Abe" is known today as a great and influential person whose message echoes in American politics as well as American ethics. Lincoln is almost always voted the best or near-best President among historians (Wilson, 1). He helped mend the rift between the Union and the Confederacy, reuniting and reconstructing America and leading the way for his successors to tum this land ofthe free and home of the brave into the powerhouse it is today (Fetzer, 310)....   [tags: Biography, American History, Politics] 1594 words
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Abraham Lincoln - On November 4, 1842 he married Mary Todd Lincoln. The following year they had their first kid together. Their son was named Robert Todd Lincoln. Abraham and Mary had another son three years later, named Edward Baker Lincoln. They later had two more boys named William Wallace Lincoln and Thomas Tad Lincoln. The only bad thing about all the kids is all of them but one died at an early age. Only Robert would survive until he was an adult. All of the kids death had a major effect on Abraham and Mary....   [tags: Biography]
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Abraham Lincoln - On February 12, 1809 Thomas and Nancy Lincoln welcomed their first son, Abraham, into the world. Abraham was named after his grandfather who was killed by Indians in 1786 near Nolin Creek in Hardin County, Kentucky. (Stone 8) He spent the first few years in Nolin Creek, but by the age of two his father, in search of better farming land, moved them a few miles away to Knob Creek. At one time his family had owned slaves, but they gave up that practice before Lincoln was born. His family even left their church to join one that supported antislavery....   [tags: Biography, Personal Life, Family]
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Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln run for office saying America can't be half slaves states and one half is free states he is elected president.December 20, 1860, - South Carolina secedes from the Union. Followed within two months by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.the american civil war took place from 1861 to 1865. the war started when the southern states seceded from the northern states and formed the confederate states of America led by confederate president Jefferson Davis. the union was led by president Abraham Lincoln the south began to seceded from the north after Abraham Lincoln was elected president and was trying to abolish slavery and for all....   [tags: slaves, american civil war]
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Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln’s ambition, passion, and ideas changed the course of the United States forever. He could have run for senator in Illinois, lost, and only been a footnote in history, but instead he went on to be one of the most important presidents in the history of the United States. This happened not just because of his strong morals and his ideas, although that was a large part of it, but also for other reasons. He knew how to remain moderate enough that he would appear to not only the most loyal Republicans....   [tags: Biography, American History, Politics] 1704 words
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The Real lincoln by Thomas J. DiLorenzo - DiLorenzo, Thomas J. The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2002-2003. Thomas J. DiLorenzo is an author known for his many works of the history of the United States. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a Ph.D. in economics. He has spent many years as a researcher and a teacher, working at many universities and institutes. Many of the books he has written involve our sixteenth president Abraham Lincoln....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Abraham Lincoln, Review]
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President Abraham Lincoln - On the fourth of March in 1861, Abraham Lincoln became the sixteenth President of the United States of America. President Lincoln was born on the twelfth of February in 1809 in a log cabin located in Hodgenville, Kentucky, and died at the age of fifty-six on the fifteenth of April in 1865 in Washington, D.C. In 1834, Abraham Lincoln was elected as a member of the Whig party into the Illinois state legislature. Being involved with politics helped form and shape his view about slavery. Lincoln then began teaching himself about law using William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England....   [tags: American History] 2200 words
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President Abraham Lincoln - President Abraham Lincoln Mini Biography Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He held the Union together during the Civil War and brought about the emancipation of slaves. Before he became president he was a Civil rights Activist, lawyer, and a U.S. Representative (Abraham Lincoln Biography). Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. He was one of three children with Sarah being his older sister and Thomas being his younger brother whom died in infancy....   [tags: Mini Biography, President of the United States]
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Abraham Lincoln’s Depression - Little do most people know, our sixteenth President Abraham Lincoln, suffered from a depression also known as Melancholy. Lincoln was, considered by most, one of our greatest Presidents. As a U.S. president, Lincoln had many great accomplishments. For example he had a vital role in preserving the Union during the Civil War, he ended slavery, had good speeches and letters and was very humble. On the outside “Honest Abe” was a strong, intelligent man. On the inside, he was falling apart. Few people these days and in this century know of Lincoln’s condition while he was in office....   [tags: presidents of the United States]
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Abraham Lincoln's Assassination - Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States was elected president on November 6, 1860. Not even on the South’s ballot, Lincoln received 40% of the popular vote. As a strong republican, Lincoln believed in the abolition of slavery. Lincoln became president in the highest conflict between North and South in history, and wanted to preserve the Union. He believed that the South should not be punished after the Civil War, because he thought that they had already been punished enough....   [tags: slavery, abolition, confederate states]
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Abraham Lincoln's Assassination - On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth while at Ford’s Theatre. This is a widely known fact, but many facts leading up to his assassination are not commonly known. Why was he assassinated. What was the plan. What was really suppose to happen that dreadful night. How did Booth get away. What happened to Booth. All of these questions have answers. The political execution of Lincoln was a fully developed and planned out scheme. Chasing Lincoln’s Killer took place in mainly Washington but later took place in Maryland and Virginia, while Booth and his accomplices were on the run....   [tags: John Wilkes Booth, Confederacy]
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Comparison of Julius Caesar and Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln and Julius Caesar are undoubtedly two men who made history by and through their governance on their own nations. When making comparison of these two great men, one significant feature or mode of comparison is their assassination. Comparing Julius Caesar’s assassination to that of Abraham Lincoln shows both differences and similarities. In either case, the Roman General and the U.S. President were killed by people who were threatened by their authority and power. The life of Julius Caesar is comparable to the life of Abraham Lincoln in a variety of ways....   [tags: Roman Empire, US President, American History]
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A Father of the Nation: The sacrifice Abraham Lincoln - ... Later on his speech continued to beg for the unification of the nation. He asked that the Northerners to not submit to the demands of the South, at the same time he asked the Southerners to realize that they were going against their fore fathers’ wishes. In these last two sections of the Cooper Union address it is once again seen that Lincoln truly had a sense of nationalism before he was even considered to become the president. The deep respect and love he had for the fore fathers and America was unmatched....   [tags: strong union, speech, bible, god]
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Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind The Myth - Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myth Abraham Lincoln is by far our most revered president in the history of the United States. He had a strong moral vision of where his country must go to preserve and enlarge the rights of all her people, but he was also a good man with a strong sense of character and a great discipline in the art of law; and he sought to continue the great and mighty legacy of the Constitution. He believed that the Founding Fathers had drawn up the Constitution without the mention of slavery because they felt that it would later die of a natural death....   [tags: President Lincoln US History] 1448 words
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Abraham Lincoln and the Kansas-Nebraska Act - Abraham Lincoln’s original views on slavery were formed through the way he was raised and the American customs of the period. Throughout Lincoln’s influential years, slavery was a recognized and a legal institution in the United States of America. Even though Lincoln began his career by declaring that he was “anti-slavery,” he was not likely to agree to instant emancipation. However, although Lincoln did not begin as a radical anti-slavery Republican, he eventually issued his Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all slaves and in his last speech, even recommended extending voting to blacks....   [tags: slavery, views, emancipation, poverty, politics] 1503 words
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Abraham Lincoln's Letter to Horace Greeley - “I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, but yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country’s cause” ~ Abraham Lincoln (Abraham). Lincoln is considered to have been one of the greatest presidents the people of the United States of America have ever elected. There are several contributors to his success, many of which would not usually be considered helping factors but rather hindrances. Lincoln took these troubles and turned them to his advantage. Lincoln faced depression throughout his life, business and financial failures, unique friendships, a political environment leading to Civil War, and the final impact of the Civil War all with the image of what a leader should be....   [tags: depression, Gettysburg, suicide, Kentucky]
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The Best American President Abraham Lincoln - ... Lincoln did not agree with slavery ever since he was child. When he was young he visited places in the South and didn’t like what he witnessed at times. He grew up in a poor family and an abusive father. Lincoln lost his mother at the age of 12. He grew up to be a very smart boy even though he been through so much. He didn’t smoke, chew tobacco, or drink. He acquired an English grammar, and taught it to himself. He was a good storyteller. Nobody would of thought he would have became the 16th President on March 4, 1961....   [tags: slaves, policies, depression] 559 words
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The Noble Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln - The respectable Gettysburg Address promotes the skillful ideas that spread his wisdom of the Civil War and enlightened those who wished to respect the many dead that fought on the grounds of Gettysburg. Sprinkled throughout human history, great men have arisen, who have devoted much of their lives to certain ideals, and have done so in the face of grave circumstances and opposition. Abraham Lincoln, Former president and also a general in the war, gave a speech to uphold and encourage the spirits of the weary soldiers in his army....   [tags: speech, spirits, tranquility, structure] 811 words
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The American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln - ... He met Mary Todd and married her. Lincoln got elected to the house of representatives in 1846. He hadn’t been popular with voter in Illinois for his stance against the U.S. war with Mexico, but he began his term the following year. After his term was over, promising not to seek reelection, he moved back to Springfield in 1849. However, certain events pushed him back towards politics. Stephen Douglas, a democrat in congress, pushed the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska act, which declared that the voters of each territory had the right to chose whether the territory should have slaves or be free, instead of the federal government choosing that....   [tags: wartime leader, union victory] 739 words
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