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Abraham Lincoln: Was Lincoln A Hero Or Hero?

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President Abraham Lincoln once said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power” (Abraham Lincoln). In other words, Lincoln is saying that to truly see who a person is, you have to give him power to see their true character. Anyone can pretend to be a certain way, but once they have power they show who they really are. When Lincoln was given power his true character of being a heroic man came out. Lincoln is a hero because during his presidency he freed the slaves, united the country and wrote many inspiring speeches. Heroes are confident leaders that want the world to work together to innovate and succeed. A hero is someone who worries about others well-being before their own and wants the world to…show more content…
One of them is known as the “house divided speech” which took place before he was president. In 1858 he was running for Senate in Illinois again and. The speech was about how the nation can’t be divided and slavery has to go completely or no one can be free because, the country can’t be half slave half free ("Lincoln's House Divided Speech..."). Lincoln’s speech was based around slavery and the Dred Scott case. Dred Scott was a slave fighting through the legal system trying to gain his freedom his lawyers argued that his owner was from a different state and turned into whether he was a citizen and if the court had jurisdiction ("Lincoln's House Divided Speech...”). Also, in the house divided speech Lincoln stated “either the opponents of slavery, will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new North as well as South.” (Abraham Lincoln). In other words, he felt that the country had to free everyone or everyone can’t be free. There was no in
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