The American Civil War that was started due to the controversy over slavery in 1861, was won by The Union supported by President Lincoln against the Confederate states. President Lincoln’s original goal during the civil war was to reunify the nation as quickly as possible and help both sides come to an understanding. After the Civil War ended in 1865, the newly formed United States’ reconstruction era began. The Reconstruction era was put into effect by the Congress in 1866 and lasted until 1877. The Union’s victory in the Civil War had given African Americans a new sense of hope, devastated the southern economy, and eased the history of disunity in American political life.
Doing what Abraham did shows his strength as a president. Anyone who's been through at least primary school will remember learning about how the United States used to support slavery. This was actually the reason the civil war even happened. Abraham tried to get rid of slavery so the north and south broke apart over that dispute. Once Abraham successfully repaired our broken nation, he finally removed slavery from the US entirely.
Abraham Lincoln’s emancipation proclamation, issued on the 1st of January 1863, was a presidential declaration that intended to abolish slavery. The counter argument may be stated that Lincoln’s proclamation was merely a war measure that only ended slavery in certain areas in order to ensure victory for the North. However, the emancipation proclamation marked the beginning of the end of the institution of slavery thus it was a success. Argument: Abraham Lincoln refers to his proclamation as "the central act of my administration, and the greatest event of the 19th century." (Source B2)
Lincoln was a heroic president, he fought for the slaves’ freedom and he led the American through the Civil War and encouraged the Congress to pass out the Thirteenth Amendment in which outlawed slavery in America; He is a hero and his achievements still positively affect us in current days. Did you know how terrible would it be if our country, The United States of America is split into half and would not be called the United States of America but one will be The States of Union and the other will be The State of Confederacy? Lincoln was the hero to stop the Southern part of America from separating from U.S., Lincoln and the Congressman made an army called “Union” which fought in the Civil War between the Northern and the Southern states of America. During the Civil War, our nation
However, some people didn’t think he made the right choices for the country. A person tried to assassinate him but failed and has misfired. Andrew Jackson went against the Supreme Court and did something that wasn’t in his command. Andrew Jackson also helped people to get involved in social reform from hs choices as the first democratic
Abraham Lincoln's assassination was not justified because he freed slaves and he was a great leader. Abraham Lincoln’s assassination was unjustified because he freed slaves. In 1863 Abraham makes his final proclamation frees slaves. At the end of the war he officially ended slavery in America.
Abraham Lincoln’s speech “The Gettysburg Address” clarifies that every soldier’s death on the battlefield was the motivation they were still fighting against slavery for. Lincoln’s speech has many rhetorical devices. The one that really stuck out was pathos. When Lincoln stated “-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
William Lloyd Garrison was an important abolitionist and an American freedom fighter. Garrison made his impact on abolishment mainly through his newspaper, the Liberator. His newspaper was largely supported by African Americans who were free. After founding the Liberator, Garrison along with sixty plus people of both races and genders went to Philadelphia and founded the American Anti-Slavery Society. This society condemned slavery as a sin and stated that it has to be abolished instantly, endorsed non violence and denounce racial prejudice.(8)
Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president of the United States, was our 1st president to get assassinated. He attending the play Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. before he was shot in the back of his head by the well known theatre actor John Wilkes. Even Though, John was from the south and supported them throughout the war that doesn’t justify him shooting and killing Lincoln. This is not justified because, Lincoln was a big factor in the South surrendering and losing the war, which soon engaged the emancipation proclamation which freed all slaves in america. Being born in Maryland John was a huge slave supporter.
Through the analysis of his speech, it is evident that Lincoln was aiming at preserving the union and this made a great contribution to American Civil War. His act of preserving the union was for the sole purpose of strengthening the country and bring it closer through his ideas that were open minded. Through his speech we can point out the cause of the civil war, the people responsible for it, the consequences of the war and also why his inauguration speech is considered important in early history of America. The actual event was propelled by the victory of the Union which was attained only after a lot of blood was shed and the results were the abolition of slavery.
Who do you think was our greatest president? Between Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson, I believe that Lincoln was the strongest. Lincoln managed to bring our nation through the Civil War, "one of the bloodiest and costliest in the Nation 's history" (Stone 6) with his "leaderhship, his commitment to values, and his strong moral fiber" (Stone 3). He used various strategies to survive the war, including having advisors from the opposite viewpoint to be aware of both sides of every issue. What Lincoln is remembered most for, however, is his efforts to abolish slavery, which are considered "his greatest contribution to the history of America" (Stone 5).
His actions eventually led to the abolition of slavery across the United States. Thsi shows how the actions of early presidents have a positive outcome in the growth of the U.S and its people because today the abolition of slavery has a major impact in the lives of the U.S and its citizens. There is equality and diversity. This can be seen when you look at our 44th president Barack Obama( currently in office in his last term).
Abraham Lincoln was significant because of his role as the leader who protected the Union throughout the Civil War. He remained president throughout what was a difficult time period for our nation, his plans for the Reconstruction period were brought to a halt when he was assassinated in Ford’s Theatre 1865. His Emancipation Proclamation altered the atmosphere towards the war and the lives of African Americans, the purpose of the war was changed. Lincoln had other speeches that still remain important today such as the Gettysburg, he intended to join the North and South once again after the war but he never finished his work.
Abraham Lincoln was one of America’s greatest presidents .Knowed to the world as the “Great emancipator”, Abraham Lincoln left a legacy behind. As the 16th president Lincoln managed to save the nation, he took the first step towards abolishing slavery, allowed blacks to join the military, gave his world famous Gettysburg speech, and many more. To many people Abraham Lincoln was a hero, to others he was a man with a questionable motive. Through the eyes of Hofstader, Abraham Lincoln was a man who was inconsistent with his beliefs not only as a president but a politician as well. In the first few paragraphs, Hofstadter illustrates Lincoln as being a self made politician that used his “unfortunate upbringings” to further advance his political career.
After the Emancipation Proclamation stating that slaves were allowed to join the Union forces, the African American population decreased. A man enlisted in the war spoke to his wife stating, ¨When i shall have the opportunity of seeing you in the full enjoyment of freedom¨ (Doc 6). In other words, Samuel Cabble means that he is happy to fight for the freedom of his people. Based on the illustrations in ¨Journey of a Slave From the Plantation to the Battlefield¨, a slave died for standing up for what is right (Doc 5). Fredrick Douglas states, ¨ and there is no power on earth which can deny that he has earned right to citizenship in the United States¨(Doc 7).