Characteristics Of Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) served as the 16th President of the United States. He led the United States during the Civil War, a war that put the moral and political foundations of the United States in danger. He is known as one of the greatest U.S. Presidents by the scholars the world over.
Lincoln was born in Kentucky and was a lawyer. He was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1834 to 1846. After being elected to the United States House of Representatives, Lincoln focussed on modernizing the economy through tariffs, banks and rail roads. He re-entered politics in 1854 and gained popularity as the leader of the Republican Party and through his debates on slavery against Democrat Stephen A. Douglas.
Lincoln was electorate president in 1860 with very little support from the slaveholding states of the south. Lincoln becoming the President prompted seven of the southern states to form the Confederate States of America. This eventually led to the war between the Confederate and the Union.
Lincoln exhibited exemplary leadership skills in getting America out of the crisis. He handled multiple factions like some republicans who pushed for more stringent measures on South, war democrats who wanted him to compromise, anti-war democrats and secessionists.
Lincoln was assassinated on April 15, 1865, a few days after the surrender of the Confederates.
Leadership traits
• Good at conflict management
During the Civil war in United States, Lincoln
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