He helped the United States of America became united during the civil war, he also ended slavery, and lastly, he chose to lead his country into a better place and took the consequence of which is death. 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
The film, Amazing Grace, depicts many aspects of the slave trade as well as the abolition of slavery. Not only was Amazing Grace a great film, it stayed true to the facts. The film consists of many features that are historically accurate to the slave trade. The characters of Amazing Grace, such as William Wilberforce, Thomas Clarkson, John Newton, and Olaudah Equiano, are accurately portrayed in the film for the duties they occupied during the period of the slave trade. William Wilberforce can be seen as a hero in the film and in history; he was an English member of parliament and was a very powerful leader of the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire.
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. Even though slavery had lasted for a longer period of time, the civil war was also long.
The Gettysburg address is the most iconic speech in our nation’s history. Some might say that Abraham Lincoln was our greatest president our nation has ever have, they might be right. Everyone knows him for what he did to free the slaves. Is also known for the greatest speech in American history, the Gettysburg Address. Why is this a famous speech?
General Ulysses S. Grant had a great impact on the United States both in his time as a war general and in his time as president. His role in the Civil War was instrumental to the Union victory and the strategies he employed saved many union troops and ended the war quickly. He had many wins, but also many losses and setbacks that were devastating.He learned and adapted through those setbacks and won the war and the American public. The United States would have had a much harder time winning the war and with recovery efforts afterward were it not for General Grant. Grant was a very prominent figure of the time period and led the Union to victory and helped heal the fractured United States afterward.
Another particularly part of the speech that caught my eyes is towards the end when Lincoln says" The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it,far above our poor power to add or detract" to me he is showing honor for the soldiers who fought for the country. Lincoln's speech is very powerful because he made a change. It is also still remembered because it was a turning point in the civil war. What was challenging in this assignment was being able to read in between lines, at some point there were times I had to reread to get what he meant for example, the speech wasn’t just about the war as I finally read it for the 20th time . Although the speech speaks for itself, there were some confusing parts that I later understood.
The second inauguration address of Abraham Lincoln is as powerful as it is brief. He wrote a speech prompting for the end of the Civil War and the lasting vision he has for the future of the Union. Throughout the speech he uses comparisons, religion, and the moral high ground to move and rally the nation split over four years of civil war. Lincoln compares the response and lengths the North and South would go to obtain their interests. The slaves, to the South, were a “peculiar and powerful interest” since it greatly supported the Southern economy through the cotton industry.
We link the word honor to power because of all those great accomplishments that person has completed in their lifetime. Such as an example is Abraham Lincoln. He abolished slavery, while he was the president. America views him as a very honorable man because until his assassination, he fought for what he believed and what he knew was right for all of America. We have even slapped a nickname to this great American, Honest Abe.
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.
The most impactful portion of class thus far, has been the discussion regarding Thomas Jefferson and his often contradictory positions regarding his racial ideologies. Thomas Jefferson, has gained acclaim as one of the true pioneers of American culture, shown through acts such as drafting the Declaration of Independence, and completing a full transition into the office of the Presidency, serving as the 3rd president of the United States. Although celebrated for these feats, Thomas Jefferson also is recognized as one of the most contradictory in terms of his positioning on race. The discussion that ensued was one about his beliefs in abolitionism, while at the same time making political moves that showed an underlying dissention for Africans, and positioned an inferiority claim regarding their physical capacities and psychological capabilities. The conversation that took place was to whether Jefferson was for the abolition of slavery or against it.