Abraham Lincoln's Argumentative Analysis

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Lincoln felt certain that he would not be reelected because he had received a torrent of criticism throughout the war. Most recently, with the controversial Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln had earned the ire of several. And then when people, specifically Northerners, grew to understand the Proclamation as a way of speeding up the war, (something that had indeed been Lincoln's intention) the frustration against Lincoln only mounted once it appeared that the war was not going to be ending anytime soon. At the same time, Lincoln was rarely being regarded for certain strategic victories, such as the removal of the Confederacy from Tennessee. Lincoln's more realistic goal and Reconstruction plans were met with mixed feelings. He especially couldn't

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