Isaiah Feliciano To overcome a challenge, leaders may make and deliver speeches to encourage people to work together. A common and major issue is the divisions among the populace. The three speeches, “The Gettysburg Address”, by Abraham Lincoln, “Robert Kennedy’s Remarks on the Assassination of Martin Luther King,Jr.”, by Robert Kennedy, and “Coach Boone’s Speech at Gettysburg”, by Coach Boone, attempt to encourage people overcome the challenge of disunification. One example of these leaders is during the American Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln made a speech after one of the bloodiest battles in the war, Gettysburg.
Abraham Lincoln, infamously nicknamed “Honest Abe,” was an important influential person in history because of his impactful speeches, unique ideologies, and of course for being the 16th president of the United States. Lincoln’s legacy began when he was born on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky. He was named after his grandfather and had one older sister named Sarah and one younger brother named Thomas. Thomas died as a baby, and shortly after, Abraham’s mother died in 1818 (Lincoln was 9 years old). Growing up, Lincoln had no formal education but he taught himself through borrowing and studying books.
The Civil War was an event that was almost inevitable due to the constant fighting and difference amongst the country. There was no equality and most people only decided on things in which they would be benefitted. The country could only endure so much more division before a war would occur. Numerous events such as John Brown’s Raid, The Compromise of 1820 and 1850, and Bleeding Kansas, but the most significant event is the Election of 1860. The Election of 1860 was significant because it was the start of extreme division between the people and the territories.
Abraham Lincoln is one of the most known people in early american history, he has been known for being the president of the USA during the civil war. Abe has always been against slavery. During he was the president he was against slavery and became an abolitionist during his terms. Which started the civil war.
Did Lincoln free the slaves, or did they free themselves? Many people would debate that Lincoln freed the slaves. Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, stating all slaves in the rebellious state were free. This may have led to the slaves being freed.
Abraham Lincoln’s assassination was unjust because he was a helper, and he was a role model; however, some believe he had too much power. There are many reasons why Abraham Lincoln’s assassination was unjust. First, it was unjust because he was a helper and he free the slaves. Also he helped out during the civil war.
Abraham Lincoln was an extreme activist for the emancipation of slaves. For the previous eight years before Lincoln came into office, Pierce and Buchanan were the president and felt that slavery should be upheld in the south, much to the disapproval of the free-soil party, later to become the Republican Party. Once Lincoln received the place as president for the republican party, a few of the states in the south began to succeed from the Union and a month after his inaugural address was the commencement of the Civil War. The Union hoped that the war would be over quickly and that they could return to their daily life, but that hope was forgotten after a Confederate victory in the Battle at Bull Run. Lincoln was vaguely familiar with wartime strategies and atmospheres after serving in the Black Hawk War but surprised many with his excellent command and leadership during the Civil War.
Abraham Lincoln had an evolution when it came to dealing with slavery. Many believe Lincoln was an abolitionist, so what is an abolitionist? An abolitionist is one who abhors slavery in every aspect, wants slavery ended, and all rights and privileges’ of the white man given to the black man. “They didn’t care about working within the existing political system, or under the Constitution, which they saw as unjustly protecting slavery and slave owners. Leading abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison called the Constitution a covenant with death and an agreement with Hell, and went so far as to burn a copy at a Massachusetts rally in 1854.”
In July 1862, Lincoln educated his bureau that he would issue a liberation announcement however that it would absolved the supposed fringe states, which had slaveholders yet stayed faithful to the Union. His bureau convinced him not to make the declaration until after a Union triumph. Lincoln's chance came taking after the Union win at the Battle of Antietam in September 1862. On September 22, the president reported that slaves in regions still in disobedience inside 100 days would be free.
“The ‘Mudsill’ Theory”, was created by James Henry Hammond. It was in one of his speeches and was first introduced March 4, 1858. Hammond had a clear message in this speech, where he was trying to justify slavery. He was a politician in the south who strongly believed in slavery. He was trying to advocate for it and let everyone know why they needed slavery.