Abraham Lincoln's Depression

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Image, a world where there was limited information about the next president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln, was ready to take on the role, however, the people, lack confidence and had doubts about him as president. The nation desperately needed sureness. Many people, felt Lincoln would take away their rights of slavery and change the dynamics of the nation. Although, Lincoln believed he never had the capability to abolish slavery, he proved to himself as well as others he could. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in Kentucky. His parents were “Thomas and Nancy Lincoln who come to Kentucky in the late eighteenth century. They married in 1806 and had three children Sarah, Abraham, and Thomas Lincoln." Tom Lincoln was not…show more content…
His mother got sick and died when Lincoln was a young boy. Shortly, after his mother died, his father remarried his step mother Sarah Bush Johnston who Lincoln called “my angel mother.” Lincoln loved her and She was very fond of him. Another death in his life was his older sister Sarah due to child birth. Like many people who suffer from depression, there is a family history that plays a role in a person depression. “Lincolns his – the deep, pervasive sadness of his mother, the strange spells of his father and the striking presence of mental illness the family of his uncle and cousins suggest the likelihood biological predisposition towards depression.” Lincoln had a family history with mental illness that could have been the leading cause of his own history with depression. “In fact, Major depression, in people who are vulnerable to it, can be set off by all manner of circumstances.” The great love story between Lincoln and Ann Mayes Rutledge has never been confirmed with complete certainty, however, it is one of the reasons for Lincoln’s depression. Her death in, 1835 was hard for Lincoln and it caused him a great deal of pain. The courtship details of their relationship are limited. However, the tough time he had grieving her death is an indication of the love he had for her. “After several weeks of worrisome behaviors- talking about suicide, wandering alone in to the woods with his gun- an older…show more content…
Breckenridge of Kentucky, while John Bell ran for the brand new Constitutional Union Party. With Breckenridge and Bell splitting the vote in the South, Lincoln won…” Despite his win, those who wanted to keep slavery, feared president Lincoln’s direction for the nation. During the election, Lincoln’s life was threatened by many people. On Lincoln’s Inauguration day “evil was in the air, and I felt it,” wrote Charles Francis Adam, Jr. Grandson of the nation’s sixth president.” Lincoln’s safety was at high alert, because of the threats he was receiving right before his inauguration. People patiently waited for Lincolns speech that day. For most of the nation the anticipation was bothersome. “He keeps all people, his friends included, in the dark,” complained one reporter. No one had any idea what to expect from Lincoln’s inauguration speech, however, people were pleasantly surprised by his promise to the nation. On March 4, 1861 during his inauguration, Abraham Lincoln, stated he would not stand in the way of slavery. He made it clear to the people his main goal was to save the union at all cost. Lincoln said, “There will be no bloodshed unless it is forced upon the government. The President Promised. The Government will not use force unless force is used against us.” On inauguration day, Lincoln told the people that he would not interfere with anyone’s
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