The most controversial document in Abraham Lincoln’s presidency was the Emancipation Proclamation. It was met with both hostility and jubilation by the North. The proclamation declares that everybody that was held as slaves within the rebellious states,the southern states in rebellion, were going to be free. Most people do not know that it was written twice.
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.
Lincoln didn 't want to make slavery illegal where it already existed because he knew it would lead to heightened tensions. He did, however, want to declare slavery illegal in the western US territories to stop the growth of slavery. Lincoln thought slavery could eventually be abolished, but not until the early 1900s, as he wanted a slow and peaceful transition. The South seceded because they were afraid of what Lincoln would do as president, and even seceded before he took
On 19 April 1861, President Lincoln publicly announced the Union plan to blockade the six southern states that had succeeded to form the Confederate States of America. Eight days later, Lincoln would announce that the blockade was extended to include North Carolina and Virginia. Spanning almost four thousand miles, the Union planned to construct and maintain a complete blockade its southern coastline. This caused an economic hardship for the South and prevented them from gaining access to the much needed equipment they did not have the industrial means to produce. In response to this, the Confederate States of America needed to act swiftly and with force.
Progress is something everyone has to struggle and fought it through. Without progress and struggles, people wouldn't know how to make something better. Frederick Douglass once said that “If there’s no struggle, there’s no progress.” The struggle can be a physical struggle or a moral struggle, and any of them would work.
In addition he delivered the Second Inaugural Address. President Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address was carried out on March 4, 1865 during his second appearing as President of the United States. A point that was stated in his address was slavery. He reminded everyone how slavery was the main point of the Civil War and he felt and proposed it insulted GOD. Another point was about the war.
When Abraham Lincoln took t the stand for his second inaugural speech, people were surprised by the short but effective speech that was given. Abraham Lincoln talked about some of the motives each side had and their reasons. Lincoln used some rhetorical devices to not only persuade his audience, but to show them that things could get better. He uses it very efficiently to provide solutions and to see past their problems. One of the rhetorical devices used was ethos or his credibility.
In his Second Inaugural Address speech by Abraham Lincoln, incorporates biblical references and compares the North and South in order to bring them together and unite the country. Lincoln indirectly questions the ethics behind owning slaves by referring to the bible and reveals the South using God as an excuse for racism. Quoting the bible, Lincoln concludes that “He now wills to remove” implying that God wishes to abolish slavery. The former president convoys God to have “his own purposes” suggesting to leave the war in God's hands.
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address did not get any attention in his lifetime and it was long forgotten. The speech was about honoring fallen soldiers but it helped the people listening what the Civil War was about. That it wasn’t just some war, it was about freedom, equality and national unity. Abraham Lincoln demonstrated this by using Pathos, Ethos, and Logos in his speech. The speech might not have got much attention in Lincoln’s day but now Gettysburg Address is one of Lincoln's greatest speeches and one of the most famous speeches in U.S History.
Abraham Lincoln’s Establishment of Impartiality During the Civil War Abraham Lincoln served his presidency to the United States (U.S.) during one of the most decisive and divisive time periods in the nation’s history. Lincoln began his presidency shortly after the official formation of the Confederacy in the Southern states of the U.S. President Lincoln delivered his first Inaugural Address in 1861 to an already divided nation with the knowledge that the potential for a civil war was growing and that conflict was imminent. Taking the reins of a nation that was seemingly at irreconcilable odds, Lincoln served his first four-year term as president from 1861-1865; a time period that saw the violence of the American Civil War engulf and divide an entire nation. Near the end of the Civil War in 1865, Lincoln was elected for a second presidential term. It was during Lincoln’s second Inaugural Address in March of 1865 that he was tasked with again speaking before a divided