The book I read this month was titled Voices from the Civil War by Milton Meltzer. When the United States defeated Mexico we gained California, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado(Pg.1). In 1850 the Fugitive Slave Law came to power. It stated that all slave found in the North where to be returned to there owner. Many found the law to be unjust and refused to obey it(pg.11-13). Abraham Lincoln stated "A House Divided Against Itself Will Not Stand." 1855 Stephen Douglas won the senate seat against Abraham Lincoln(pg.16-20). On October 16, 1859 JOHN Brown with 21 men attacked the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry Virginia. He was going to try to arm as many slaves as he could. Two of Johns ' sons where killed with eight other men. John and the rest off the men where taken prisoner. Brown was sentenced to death(pg.20-21). The news of the raid made cities of the Southern states call for troops for fear for slave uprisings. Lincoln won his ele for president and the South seceded from the Union. The South the Elected Jefferson Davis as there President(pg. 25-26). Five weeks after Lincoln took the oath of office, Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter. The Civil War had begun(pg. 33). The
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.
He teaches the reader about a couple of the most important battles and generals of the civil war. Instead of being a plain research book about the civil war, he gives us accounts of true yet hilarious events during the civil war, such as a soldier rushing into battle with half of his hair shaved because he couldn’t finish his haircut. Or even about the time opposing soldiers did not fight and instead met at a river to trade goods like newspaper, tobacco, and card in makeshift boats. Steve Sheinkin explains the Civil war in simple, perhaps oversimplified tales and fact. This, however, does not take away the depth of the book, fully going into slavery and the impact of cotton, he does his part in explaining the Civil War.
Presidents are elected to preform and achieve greatness in America; they serve as the commander and chief of armed forces, and they find ways in coming up with agreements regarding trade and aid along with many other things. Being the president is obviously not an easy task. Have you ever thought about who you thought the best presient of the United States of America was? According to a debate in Taking Sides written by Larry Madaras and James SoRelle they presented an argument between Phillip Shaw Paludan and Melvin E. Bradford debating if Abraham Lincoln was America’s Greatest President. Many people agreed and disagreed whether or not President Lincoln was the greatest; however the sides of two professors were part in the Taking Sides issue of yes or no. Paludan argued that Lincoln was the greatest because of the safeguard he provided for the Union; while Bradford thought the opposite saying that Lincoln took advantage of the authority that he had being President. This immense time was important as it took place during the American Civil War fought between the Union and the Confederates from 1861 to 1865 during the years that Lincoln was in his presidency. The Civil War took place regarding the issues of slavery and how slavery was crossing over into the
It’s no joke that the Civil War is America’s bloodiest war. And throughout these tumultuous times, tensions were high among all Americans. On the last legs of the Civil War, there was considerable doubt about the future of America. Would America ever recover from its harsh divide? Abraham Lincoln certainly thought so.
Abraham Lincoln is one of the most known people in early american history, he has been known for being the president of the USA during the civil war.Abe has always been against slavery. During he was the president he was against slavery and became an abolitionist during his terms. Which started the civil war.
This research paper is going to review Abraham Lincoln’s life and accomplishments. The goal is explain to the reader thoroughly about Lincoln’s life. I do this by researching his life including his birth, personal life, education, career, and what he is best known for. He was our 15th president and is best known for signing the Emancipation Proclamation. This act freed all African-American slaves that were in the confederacy.
The book was very informative in the sense. It gives a Political Science student like myself, more knowledge on the personalities of these two well known and original patriots. Going into the book with no intensive knowledge on John Adams left me with a rather in depth understanding of what kind of person he would’ve been if I had ever met him. Adams seemed like a very determined individual who would do whatever it takes to keep his country at peace. An aspect I was surprised with, was that he wanted all of the power which seemed quite tyrannical in today’s
There was a lot of information that may have seemed not important or too much. Those facts helped with the understanding of the more important ones. For example, the information about exactly how Rachel, his wife, died and what happened before her death helped explain how Jackson and Adams fought each other with words and sometimes false facts. While reading the book, I learned that Andrew Jackson was more than just a president and army general. He was not just a general, but a war hero, he may have been strict on his soldiers but they still considered him “Old Hickory”.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, famously known by some for leading the US to freedom during the Civil War in 1861. Significance can be defined as an important historical event that had an impact on society immediately following the event up until fifteen years. It is clear that Abraham Lincoln was not of great significance in the short term; however the events of 31 January 1865 arguably acted as a turning point. According to leading historian Scholar David Zarefsky, acts such as the Confiscation Act (1861) “changed the terms of political discourse, making the slavery issue not…isolated.” Gossie Harold, however, contradicts this statement by expressing that “Blacks…were systematically treated as inferiors, and…were
No matter how many news reports and newspapers people scour through, there is always a better chance than not that key information is missed because of a biased article writer. Through reading the book, Chasing Lincoln’s Killer, no side is left out, and while Swanson is a writer from the North, he manages to cover the entire story of Booth’s manhunt, including the many hidden facts as well as the motive behind Booth’s attack. Through primary sources and other documents, the text is quite informative, and therefore is a must read for anyone and everyone. It does matter if people read this book, because it reveals so much more than what most people know, about this horrific incident. Every day, manhunts and assassinations take place around the
He wanted every person to know how it was to feel free, and he fought to make that happen. In addition, Abraham Lincoln, like Frederick Douglass, was also a hero. He was selfless, he sacrificed his own life and safety so that others could live their own fine. He was the captain of the ship we call America, the pilot of the plan we call liberty, the father of the son we call freedom. He fought for liberty and freedom for everyone, no matter your ethnicity.
He claims that instead of doing that it is merely a “rehash of Confederate propaganda spiced up with touches of Marxist economic analysis” (Washington Times, May 4, 2002). The way he explains the book, in his point of view, is taken by many as a weakness of this book. In a May 29, 2006 article entitled “Honest Appraisal of Lincoln” in The New American newspaper, Clark restates the main points in DiLorenzo’s book ending his statement by saying that “DiLorenzo has merely given us an honest appraisal of Lincoln.” This can be seen as a strength of the