The Legacy Of Abraham Lincoln

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World leaders have reputations for changing the lives of many people. A good leader should be ready to sacrifice anything for his people and fight for their rights, as well as guiding them both politically and ethically. Those who have made a difference in the world by fighting for a cause will forever be remembered in their nations. Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy are certainly great leaders, who made momentous contributions to the society of the United States. Another world leader whom I think is important is Abraham Lincoln, because he played a pivotal role in preserving the Union during the Civil War and beginning the process that led to the end of slavery in the United States As well as being known for his presidency and his leadership through the Civil War, Lincoln was also known for his letters and speeches and his character. Lincoln’s most famous speech was the Gettysburg Address. In that speech he explained that the nation was fighting the Civil War to see if they could survive as a country. He dedicated the battlefield to their soldiers that had fought and died there. And he called on the people who were still alive to finish the task the soldiers had begun. Abraham was young when he started taking interest in politics. In 1854 he joined the newly established Republican Party and six years later he became the Republican presidential candidate. On the 6th November 1860 he was elected the 16th president of the Unites States of America and was the first Republican to become president. In 1850, slavery was still legal in the southern states, but had overall been outlawed in the northern states. Lincoln was tremendously against slavery and the spread of slavery to the new U.S. territory in the west. After he was ... ... middle of paper ... ...ipation, although he had many critics among the more progressive abolitionists. A major effect Lincoln has on the United States today is through the good example he set when it came to leadership and rectitude. People look back on his presidency as a role model for future generations and present-day politicians are often compared to the example Lincoln set. In conclusion, Abraham Lincoln was an idealist who could not be swayed from the right course of action and stood up for what he believed in. He led the United States through the Civil war, which was their bloodiest war and begun the process that led to the end of slavery in the United States. He had a significant effect on the people of his nation and inspired them, for instance with his Gettysburg speech, which touched the hearts of many. Still today people look up to him and the examples he set.
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