Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

Abraham Lincoln?

Can u give me 7 facts about Abrahamn Lincoln in the Civil War

it's for homewrok

10 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Lincoln was known as a storyteller and jokester, but he also suffered from deep depression.

    Lincoln was the first president to be assassinated.

    Lincoln received a patent in 1849 for a system he designed to adjust the buoyancy of steamboats.

    Lincoln carried letters, bills, and notes in his tall stovepipe hat.

    At 6 feet, 4 inches, Lincoln was the tallest president.

    Led the Union in the Civil War (1861-1865) to prevent the Southern states from seceding from the United States.

    Averted Britain's involvement in the Civil War during the Trent Affair in November 1861.

    Signed the Homestead Act in 1862, which awarded 65 hectares (160 acres) to settlers who agreed to farm the land for five years.

    Issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, abolishing slavery in states rebelling against the United States.

    Created a national banking system and standardized currency with the National Banking Act in February 1863.

    Source(s): You have to find the source, but it's easy just search on YAHOO.
  • Chase
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    First Republican President

    First Pres. in office to have a beard

    Tallest president

    Lincoln once had a dream right before the fall of Richmond that he would die. He dreamt that he was in the White House, he heard crying and when he found the room it was coming from he asked who had died. The man said the President. He looked in the coffin and saw his own face. A week later Lincoln died.

    Lincoln had a cat named "Bob," a turkey named "Jack," and a dog named "Jib."

    Lincoln's brother, half-brothers, and brothers-in-law fought in the Confederate Army

    John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved Abraham Lincoln's son's life

    Hope this helps, here is the site with all these facts and a lot more too.

  • 1 decade ago

    Called for 75000 volunteers after the fall of Fort Sumter

    Released the Emancipation proclamation after the union victory at Antietam

    Delivered the Gettysburg address on 11/19/1863 in dedication to the fallen there

    Lost Tad and Willie in the war due to illness

    Won re-election in 1864 against a former general of the Army of the Potomac, George McClellan

    Had a revolving door of generals being in the top command of forces due to one thing or another until Grant

    Visited the ruins of Richmond days before his own death

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1.) Lincoln was medically insane; he took mercury tablets which caused him to become demented. Around late 1863 there were reports from Lincolns cabinet that the President would have arguments with himself, and claim that ghosts of the founding fathers were haunting him.

    2.) Lincoln was a instigator and aggressor, he violated his own word by moving troops, supplies, and weapons into Union controlled Forts spread throughout the Confederacy. This resulted in the Confederacy attacking the Union at Fort Pickens and Fort Sumter. The attack on Sumter was also the result of the Union's illegal Blockade of the Confederacy.

    Instead of choosing peace and urging peace Lincoln baited the South into a long, bloody, and needless War.

    In comparison China has not sunk this low with Taiwan.

    3.) Lincoln had many homosexual tendencies that were kept hidden until the early 20th Century. For example he forced his "slaves" (indentured servants as they were called in the North) and staff, to sleep with him while he was on the road, or while his wife was out of the White House.

    4.) Lincoln was a tyrant and oppressor, here are some examples...

    5.) Lincoln ordered the State Government of Maryland arrested and jailed for no reason. On the morning of the meeting of Maryland to either succeed from the Union or Stay, armed Union soldiers occupied the State Capitol and arrested all of the State Congress, State Supreme Court, and State Governor. He also arrested and jailed the mayors, and councils of every city in Maryland.

    All of these innocent men were never given a trial, and 85% of them died in Union prisons from malnutrition; For the record the Union had no food shortages.

    6.) Lincoln declared war upon the Confederacy (an independent nation) without the consent of Congress, whom opposed the war and instead encouraged a declaration of peace, followed by peaceful summits to get the South back into the Union.

    Lincoln told them that he would arrest any one in the Congress whom opposed him in any way.

    7.) Lincoln suspended the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution, and ordered the Union Army to arrest any Union citizen whom opposed the War. In the Union cities of New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, there were massive riots opposing the Union's invasion of the South. These pro-South Yankee's were called Copper Heads.

    The Supreme Court objected to this blatant mis-use of power and called Lincoln a tyrant and ordered him to back down, Lincoln responded with a harsh threat that if the Court did not recant its stance that they would share space with the Marylanders, and he (Lincoln) would dissolve the Court.

    8.) Lincoln ordered the Union Army to show no quarter to the "Rebels", and bring the State's (the property of the Union) back into the Union at any cost.

    This order justified in the minds of the Union Army the March of Sherman and Grant through the South, and the slaughter of an estimated 500,000 Confederate citizens (mostly the elderly, wounded, women, and children of all races).

    Also during Grant and Sherman's marches South the "bumers" or vandals of the Union Army reportedly raped every Southron women they could find, they equally raped white and black women.

    These War Crimes if properly documented would give the Soviets and some Nazi commanders a run for their money.

    9.) Star Wars creator George Lucas, modeled the "Rise of Empire" and the subsequent "Galactic Civil War" after the Union Army and the Reconstruction that followed.

    Lucas also modeled Emperor Palpatine after Abe Lincoln, and Darth Vader after a mix of Sherman and Grant, the Stormtroopers were modeled after Union troops whom laid waste to the South.

    Lucas modeled the Rebel Forces (Generals, X-Wing Pilots, Leaders) and Han Solo (A Blockade Running Smuggler) after the Confederacy and its honorable forces.

    10). Lastly and finally, Lincoln is not the "Great Emancipator" nor did he ever intend to free the slaves.

    He only freed the slaves in the North (where it was legal since 1776) b/c of 2 reasons...

    (A). Lincoln and the Union was unable to draft white men. You see the North and its major cities were on fire, draft riots and protests over the Invasion of Dixie; thus Lincoln had to either declare peace with the Confederacy, whom was winning the War at this time, or free the slaves thus filling up the holes in the beaten Union Army.

    (B). Following the Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam) Lincoln observed at how the South's free Black Troops were able to easily wipe the Union Army off the map, thus combined with the Riots Lincoln freed the Slaves.

    Thus If the South never had Black Troops in its army, (they had about 30,000 - 50,000) then the slaves would have never been freed.

    Here is a quote from Lincoln, that was taken after the war...

    "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause."

    In closing, Lincoln was a 2 faced tyrant that said anything he could to get into power, and once in power abused it worse then any other US President to date.

    He also did not fight the war to free the slaves, and the South did not fight the war to maintain slavery.

    If so then explain Lincolns post war quote and the FACT that the Confederacy Emancipated its slaves in 1865, and how come they had Free Black troops in their ranks as early as 1861?

    The history you are taught is a mess of lies, fueled by Union Propaganda, if this is for a paper then write a correct one.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1. He was tall

    2. He had a beard

    3. He dressed nice

    4. He liked to read

    5. He lived in a cabin

    6. He was shot at a theather

    7. He died in the year 1865 I believe.

    Hope that helped...

  • 4 years ago

    inspite of politics, of path he became precise; particularly much by definition. in actuality this occasion does exist as regulation (the Logan Act, ref a million) and it became enacted in 1798, so it existed whilst honest Abe became in workplace. quote: President John Adams asked the statute after a Pennsylvania pacifist named George Logan traveled to France in 1798 to guarantee the French government that the yank human beings famous peace interior the undeclared "Quasi conflict" being fought on the severe seas between the two countries (ref 2). end quote fortuitously for our modern-day congress, yet unlucky for our protection rigidity, the Bush administration tries to barter with the democrat political opposition fairly than punish them (a minimum of interestingly that way). aside: be conscious that J Murtha is being sued for his comments approximately squaddies committing homicide; a minimum of somebody is being held responsible for his statements

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1. He did his own homework.

    2. He was a good speller.

    3. geesh, thats all I can think of

  • Chris
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    No, because it's for your homework. Go to wikipedia and look up Lincoln.

  • 1 decade ago

    he was nice to the south when the surrendered, he didn't want there to be fighting in the first place, he got shot

  • No one
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    You should do your own research and your own homework. You can do it. Why cheat? Further, this site is for history buffs, NOT for homework cheaters.


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