Abraham Lincoln Was America's Greatest President

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I strongly believe that Abraham Lincoln was America’s greatest president because back in his time he accomplished so much like abolishing slavery and maintain the Union’s grave strength. Lincoln’s career in national politics was great for him, he was a congressman that represented Illinois. He was a great speaker, the Democrats loved him but even with their support he still didn't have the majority of the popular vote only 39%. He was also remembered for his role as the leader in preserving the Union during the Civil War and beginning the process that led to the end of slavery in the United States. The Southerners didn't approve of his dislike of slavery in the South, they thought that he wouldn't bother them with the slaves that they already …show more content…

However, Lincoln remained brave and persevered. He kept fighting until the Confederacy was defeated. The Emancipation Proclamation didn't free any slaves at first because it only applied to territories not under Lincoln's control. Actually it is that legal freedom for all slaves in the United States did not come until the passing of the Thirteenth Amendment in December 1865. Lincoln was a strong supporter of the amendment, but he was assassinated. President Lincoln's domestic policies included support for the Homestead Act. This act allowed poor people in the East to obtain land in the West. He signed the Morrill Act which was designed to aid in the establishment of agricultural and mechanical colleges in each state. Lincoln also signed the legislation entitled the National Banking Act which established a national currency and provided the creation of national banks. Also there was a tariff act in legislation that offered protection to American industries and he signed a bill that developed the first transcontinental railroad. Lincoln's foreign policy was shifted toward preventing foreign intervention in the

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