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i want to know about Abraham Lincoln?

i want summary of Abraham Lincoln.. your own words

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    Abraham Lincoln: Sixteenth President of the United States of America

    (1861-1865)

    The South's View regarding President Abraham Lincoln DURING the American Civil War:

    To the majority of the North, President Abraham Lincoln was a great president, uniter, liberator, and staunch American. To most of the South, however, Lincoln was a tyrant, invader, and he trampled (and even trumped) states’ rights and the United States Constitution.

    One is inclined to believe that prior to the American Civil War the secession issue was settled. The constitutionality and legality of secession, however, was never addressed by the United States Supreme Court which was the only judicial and lawful arbiter regarding secession. Abraham Lincoln, moreover, never sought nor received a decision from the United States Supreme Court stating whether or not secession was legal and allowed according to the United States Constitution. By suspending the writ of habeas corpus, Southerners believed that Lincoln, again, disregarded and violated the U.S. Constitution. Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and, consequently, his actions can be viewed in the 13th, 14th and, even, 15th constitutional amendments. President Abraham Lincoln stated that his goal was to preserve the Union (United States). Whether slavery was intact or abolished, Lincoln stated that either was completely acceptable in order to preserve the Union. Lincoln, at least initially, was not completely against slavery, he was not an abolitionist. He was, in other words, completely and unequivocally pro-Union. President Lincoln, moreover, didn't receive a single Southern electoral vote.

    The North's View regarding President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War:

    President Lincoln warned the South in his Inaugural Address: "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."

    Lincoln thought secession illegal, and was willing to use force to defend Federal law and the Union. When Confederate batteries fired on Fort Sumter and forced its surrender, he called on the states for 75,000 volunteers. Four more slave states joined the Confederacy but four remained within the Union. The Civil War had begun.

    As President, he built the Republican Party into a strong national organization. Further, he rallied most of the northern Democrats to the Union cause. On January 1, 1863, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy.

    Lincoln never let the world forget that the Civil War involved an even larger issue. This he stated most movingly in dedicating the military cemetery at Gettysburg: "that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain--that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

    Lincoln won re-election in 1864, as Union military triumphs heralded an end to the war. In his planning for peace, the President was flexible and generous, encouraging Southerners to lay down their arms and join speedily in reunion. The spirit that guided him was clearly that of his Second Inaugural Address, now inscribed on one wall of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C.: "With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds.... "

    On Good Friday, April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth, an actor, who somehow thought he was helping the South. The opposite was the result, for with Lincoln's death, the possibility of peace with magnanimity died.

  • 1 decade ago

    Abraham Lincoln couldn't carry a knife because he was depressed and thought he might kill himself.He had two sons:Willie and Tad they both died in the 1860's,Mary Todd Lincoln went and cried to her husband:,Abraham Lincoln.For more imformation read the book Abraham Lincoln,by:Tanya Lee Stone.

    Source(s): history.com
  • 5 years ago

    Regardless of politics, of course he was right; almost by definition. In fact this situation does exist as law (the Logan Act, ref 1) and it was enacted in 1798, so it existed when Honest Abe was in office. quote: President John Adams requested the statute after a Pennsylvania pacifist named George Logan traveled to France in 1798 to assure the French government that the American people favored peace in the undeclared "Quasi War" being fought on the high seas between the two countries (ref 2). end quote Fortunately for our current congress, but unfortunate for our military, the Bush administration tries to negotiate with the democrat political opposition rather than punish them (at least it appears that way). Aside: Note that J Murtha is being sued for his comments about soldiers committing murder; at least someone is being held responsible for his statements

  • 5 years ago

    he dat man

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