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. Both of these men made great accomplishments throughout their presidential tenures that not only changed the United States but created ideas and values that this country was built upon. Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt were both great presidents but in different ways.
Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt were both effective peacemakers, but Lincoln focused on creating peace in America while Theodore Roosevelt focused on foreign countries. When Lincoln became president the northern and southern states erupted into conflict over issues such as states’ rights and slavery (“Causes of the Civil War”). As the North and South fought, Lincoln did not only fight to help the North win, but sought out to reunite the North and South while abolishing slavery at the same time. When the Civil War was won by the North Lincoln avoided any hatred towards the Southern people and encouraged the Northern people to accept them back with. In a conversation with a woman who believed that the Southerners should be “destroyed” Lincoln told the woman “...am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?" (Lincoln Quote 10/19/07). Unfortunately, Lincoln never got his chance to oversee the reunion...
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The presidency of Theodore Roosevelt is well known in the general public and his actions still stand strong in our society today. President Trump’s election was a shock to many that thought Hilary Clinton was a shoe-in for the seat. Trump has already made an impact that will likely be remembered for many years to come. Although there are slight differences, President Trump and former President Teddy Roosevelt are alike in many ways. These ways include their backgrounds, their physical uniqueness, their personalities, and their policies. Taking a detailed look at the comparison of two presidents can lead to a more in depth, applicable way of studying history.
Even though Andrew Jackson and Theodore Roosevelt were alike in a couple of ways during their presidency for the United States of America they were also very unique and did many different things from each other. Some unique facts about Theodore Roosevelt were he was the youngest president ever in office and the first president who came into office due to the death of the president. Roosevelt was also the first president to be under constant secret service .Theodore Roosevelt was a le...
Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States, was one of the most influential presidents of all time according to many people. Teddy was in office for a total of 8 years or 2 terms. Theodore was sworn into office after the assassination of President William Mckinley by Leon Czolgosz in 1901. Later Roosevelt competed against Alton B. Parker in the 1904 presidential election and ultimately won. Theodore Roosevelt was a type of president that was a people person, as well as a very determined person. He was known to not back down so easy and fought until the very end. Many things are discussed about Roosevelt in this article written by John Lukacs, such as the comparison between Theodore Roosevelt
Abraham Lincoln was one of the greatest presidents to ever serve in office in the history of the U.S., serving from 1860 to 1865. A self-educated attorney from Illinois, he proved himself to be a brilliant leader throughout the Civil War period. Although President Abraham Lincoln faced the biggest crisis in American history, he saved the nation by preserving the Union during the Civil War, boosting the economy, by fighting for the abolition of slavery, and by boosting the Northern economy.
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were two important men who affected our nations independence and the beginning years of our country. They helped form this nation into a free and sovereign country. Yet, they were different in many aspects they shared a few common features. Both Washington and Jefferson grew up in the southern state of Virginia and like most owned land to grow and harvest crops. In growing up they came from two different class levels of living. The Jefferson family was more famous and richer than Washington’s giving him a greater advantage and opportunity to succeed, especially in higher education. After Jefferson finished regular schooling he was able to attend the College of William and Mary were he studied law. He did so under the teaching of George Wthe who was considered perhaps the greatest teachers of law in Virginia at the time. Washington however was taught by his mom mainly in mathematics and received no higher education. Washington was still knowledgeable and began to put it to use in the army to become as a young British soldier. He interred the army at the young age of nineteen were he began to learn leadership and military strategy which would prove useful in the Revolutionary War to come. Jefferson on the other hand was involved in the laws, courts, and small politics. At the young age of twenty-five Jefferson was elected to the House of Burgesses in Virginia were he served for five years. Washington was known for his great motivational speeches that would rally troops together to prepare for war and lead on to victory. Jefferson was more of a writer not a speaker and by using his skill he wrote and brought forth fresh ideas of independence and freedom.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt faced one of the biggest challenges ever when he was first inaugurated March 4, 1933. This was right in the hart of the depression. F.D.R. came up with the new deal to try and pull our country out of the depression. After his first new deal F.D.R. came up with the second new deal and 11 other plains of making the American people pull out of debt.
What caused the Civil War is not solely one. The main cause of the Civil War is economic difference between the North and the South, which had been set up since American colonial times. The economic division also caused political division and different arguments regarding slavery because both the North and the South fought to protect their own economic system.
Thomas Jefferson was born in 1743 in Virginia (Whitehouse.gov, n.d., para. 2). He came from a rich family, which afforded him to be very well educated. Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence; served as minister of France, governor of Virginia, secretary of state during George Washington’s presidency, and vice-president under John Adams (Thomas Jefferson, n.d., para. 1.) He was also the third president of the United States. Jefferson was an avid opponent of royal ruling and the suppression of individual’s rights, “…I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man” (Whitehouse.gov, n.d., para. 1).
There were many men involved in the establishment of the government, the laws regulating states and people, and individual rights in the construction of the United States of America. Two men stand out as instrumental to our founding principles: Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton.
The Civil War was not a little thing it was a huge thing that a lot of families suffered from. Lincoln has the view of I want everyone to get along and look at the bright side of this and Lee has the pessimistic view of this whole war. Lincoln wrote this speech on the back of the envelope hurriedly right before he had to give the speech. He was writing this speech because of all of the fallen soldiers that had fought in the war and they were having a memorial for all of the families that were affected by this war. Lee had intended this letter to be for his son, but he also wanted to be for a wider audience that would read and get his message. There are quite a few comparisons and contrasting views in Lincolns The Gettysburg Address and Lee’s Letter to His Son like Lincoln was for the war and Lee was not, they both want the country to be peaceful, and Lincoln said that war was equal on both sides and Lee said the north was being mean to the south.
Alexander Hamilton Stephens and George Bush “A little, slim, pale-faced, consumptive man just concluded the very best speech of an hour’s length I ever heard.” So said Congressman Abraham Lincoln about Alexander Hamilton Stephens.1 Stephens was born near Crawfordsville, Georgia on February 11, 1812. His mother died shortly after his birth and his father died when Stephens was only 14. Even in childhood he was amazingly bright and his brilliant mind was noticed by many mentors who paid for him to attend college.
The majority of speculations regarding the causes of the American Civil War are in some relation to slavery. While slavery was a factor in the disagreements that led to the Civil War, it was not the solitary or primary cause. There were three other, larger causes that contributed more directly to the beginning of the secession of the southern states and, eventually, the start of the war. Those three causes included economic and social divergence amongst the North and South, state versus national rights, and the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dred Scott case. Each of these causes involved slavery in some way, but were not exclusively based upon slavery.
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