Have you ever notice how people say “ The United States of America” like it was the best country in the whole world? I pretty much agree with that. People see the United States as if it was perfect, however, they never knew or know much about who are the heroes that helped our nation to be that perfect. One of is Abraham Lincoln, he was the 16th president of the United States and he is regarded one of America’s greatest hero due to his role as the Savior of the Union and emancipation of slaves. 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.
Likelyhood of Julius Caesar, one of Romes most feared leaders, and Abraham Lincoln, one of Americas greatest presidents having much in common, wasn't much I thought. With more research I realized they had more in common like, they both had statues erected in their honor, there empires say a civil war close to there rain there's more I became fascinated on. In 60 BC, Caesar, Crassus and Pompey formed a political alliance that dominated Roman politics for several years. Their attempts to amass power as Populares were opposed by the Optimates within Romes Senate, among them Cato the Younger with the frequent support of Cicero.
The Civil War was the culmination of nearly 40 years of tensions between the North and the South and the Reconstruction period helped build the states backup from war. It started when the southern states didn't want the North controlling them, so many southern states decided to break away and form their own country called the Confederacy. The North, however, wanted to stay as one united country; and so a war began. The Civil War, and the major events leading up to the war, lasted from 1860 to 1865. There were many events that led to the Civil war, but the election of Abraham Lincoln was one of the leading factors to the start of the Civil War.
The Electoral College: Indispensible or Unnecessary? The Electoral College plays a vital role in American politics — so why is it so misunderstood and so frequently criticized? The Electoral College is the method by which a president is elected: each state and the District of Columbia hold voting contests, then cast a set number of electoral votes for a candidate based on the results of the state contest. A candidate must gain 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.
“Buchanan, a Democrat who was morally opposed to slavery but believed it was protected by the U.S. Constitution, was elected”( Source #5)This quote explains how another president had the same mindset of Abraham but still couldn't officially end slavery. ”Taylor entered the White House at a time when the issue of slavery and its extension into the new western territories (including Texas) had caused a major rift between the North and South”(Source #7). This quote quote explains how other presidents made slavery worst. Although having different ideas than other presidents Abrahams’ assassination was unjustified because other American presidents did not make much changes or just made it worst. While Abraham Lincoln made on of the most important decisions by freeing the slaves.
The war was unavoidable, the South needed slaves and the North didn’t do much to stop it. Lincoln mentions “One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves” he also mentions that the slaves localized in the southern states. Lincoln puts this in his speech to help people understand how the “interest of the salves somehow caused the war.” One of them would make war rather than unite and prestige embracing each other. Lincoln knew he was not powerful enough to change the fate of the nation so he bestowed the power to God.
He sets the atmosphere of righteousness within the North by using long, lengthy sentences and words like “dreaded” to describe how the North and the South felt about the “impending civil war”. In acknowledging the morals and humanity of the enemy, Lincoln boosts himself up showing that he is the “bigger man” essentially. Lincoln also says that the government before the Civil War tried to do nothing else “than to restrict the territorial enlargement of it [slavery]” showing everyone that the North did not try to abolish slavery but merely contain it. By that logic, the South would be the aggressor seeking to tear apart the Union by their desire for economic gains beyond what they already have. This would naturally make the audience even more eager to fight for the side of justice and
President George Washington What makes a president great? A great President shows what they want for America, and what they want to do to make America better. Everyone wants different presidents and will not agree with other people's beliefs.
Abraham Lincoln was known for his anti- slavery views and did not let that go unnoticed in his campaign. During his campaign however, republicans made an effort to persuade voters they were more than just an anti- slavery party. They supported higher tariffs, a new homestead law for western settlers, and a transcontinental railroad. (Appleby 304) In the end Lincoln won the Election due to a split in the Democratic Party.
Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination The sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln was one of the most popular and most supported United States presidents. He was the one to win the civil war against the Confederates.
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.
The Civil war was a dispute that would 've torn the country in half if it were 'nt for Abraham. Abraham also would hire people of the opposing political party into his cabinet, he would do this so he could see the opposing argument, this was a key factor in what made him such a strong leader. Truly the thing we as Americans remember most about Abraham Lincoln is that he sought out his entire presidency to abolish slavery. Lincoln played a major role in getting the 13th, 14th, and 15th
Davis went to college at Jefferson College in Mississippi before transferring to Transylvania University in Lexington. He was a popular public figure to the Confederates. He was known for leading the southern states and for starting the Civil War by telling the Confederates to attack at Fort Sumter. Davis really wanted to be the general of the Confederates but he was not able to raise enough money and he could not get the governor to agree to fight in the war but they decided to have Davis be the very first confederate president in the entire U.S. Although Davis did not really want to be the Confederates president he accepted their offer on 1801 and became the first Confederate president. He was a very good man and took being the president very seriously.
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).