Abraham Lincoln Essay
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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. Lincoln was inaugurated into office in March of 1861. Lincoln was one of the reasons the pro-slavery states broke away, they where afraid that Lincoln was going to ban slavery because Lincoln was an anti-slavery person.…show more content…
Lincoln had made the Emancipation Proclamation,which banned slavery to the CSA(Confederate States of America)that didn't come back to the Union by Jan 1, 1863. It also named the states it applied to. But it didn't name the boarder states of Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland and Delaware because those states did not actually declare secession so they didn't free any slaves in those states at the time. They also didn't name Tennessee because it was mostly back to the Union by then. Most slaves where not let go immediately but the Act freed thousands of slaves.
Lincoln thought people would think that the Emancipation Proclamation would be only temporary due to the war and be soon forgotten. So what Abraham did is he made the 13Th Amendment. The 13Th Amendment stated that slavery was illegal to all states, and also that it is illegal to make people work against their will to benefit themselves,which is called involuntary servitude.
The C.S.A collapsed when generals Robert E.Lee and Joesph E. Johnston surrendered their armies over to the Union. Later the Union soldiers captured Jefferson Davis(The Confederate President) on May of 1865. At almost the end of the war Lincoln had a very reasonable view on what the nation
Short Essa on Abraham Lincoln – “In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you.
You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it,” said Abraham Lincoln in his Inaugural Address warning the South.
Lincoln, one of the most respected Presidents of the USA, was the son of a Kentucky frontiersman and had to struggle to living and learn.
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He was born February 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. His mother died when he was nine. He was eight when his father came to Indiana from Kentucky. Lincoln, while working on the farm, was extremely desirous of attaining education and made extraordinary efforts to do it.
Having begun where he did it appears to be a dream that Lincoln was a captain in the Black Hawk War, spent eight years in the Illinois legislature, and practiced in courts for many years.
He married Mary Todd and had four boys. Sadly, only one of whom lived to maturity. In 1858 Lincoln ran against Stephen A. Douglas for Senator but lost. However, though he lost the election, debating with Douglas he did gain a national reputation that later won him the Republican nomination for President in 1860.
Lincoln was re-elected in 1864. The civil war ended and President Lincoln was flexible and generous. He encouraged the Southerners to lay down their arms and join the reunion.
It was Good Friday and the date was April 14, 1865, when Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth, an actor. Booth somehow harbored the misconception that by killing Lincoln he was helping the South. The events that followed proved the opposite.