Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America is a biography that tells the life and success of Abraham Lincoln. At the beginning it talks about his life and how rough he grew up. As Lincoln grew up he wanted to learn to read and write because he was ashamed that his father couldn 't. Lincoln learning to read and write was a key factor to help him win the election and become as successful as he was. Even as a young child Lincoln claims to naturally be anti-salvory ( page 281). This is important to his stand point during the war.
First is the presidential reconstruction. During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln as the President of the United States of America has been constructing a draft called the Ten Percent Plan. This plan focus on reconciliation, not on a punishment for the Confederates. By drafting this plan, Lincoln has a purpose. His purpose is to make the Confederates surrender to the Union easier.
People’s choices decide if history will view them as a martyr or a murder. Both Caesar and Abraham Lincoln are considered martyrs by history. As Lincoln had just won the Civil War and Caesar had just defeated Pompey, they were well liked at the time. But almost immediately after these events Brutus and J.W Booth subsequently killed them due to their belief that they were doing what was right for the nation and because they felt pressure from their past, therefore while some differences between Brutus and Booth are evident, the similarities are prominent.
Rebecca, I agree with your view on President Lincoln 's actions being revolutionary for the time. While Lincoln faced opposition to some of his beliefs a majority of his actions influenced the United States in the long term. I also agree that the Emancipation Proclamation was the greatest measure of his presidency. The Emancipation Proclamation was a decree that freed slaves in areas of rebellion if they were to fight in the war, which did not please everyone (Faragher,396). I really enjoyed your discussion over Lincoln 's cabinet it played a major role in the struggles of Lincoln 's presidency.
JOHN CALHOUN: John C. Calhoun served as Adams vice president, Calhoun supported states rights. Calhoun to prevent the federal government from weakening states rights. John C. Calhoun was a very significant individual in the South and in our country. John C. Calhoun was a young war hawk that got elected to Congress. He favored going to war with Great Britain.
No matter how many news reports and newspapers people scour through, there is always a better chance than not that key information is missed because of a biased article writer. Through reading the book, Chasing Lincoln’s Killer, no side is left out, and while Swanson is a writer from the North, he manages to cover the entire story of Booth’s manhunt, including the many hidden facts as well as the motive behind Booth’s attack. Through primary sources and other documents, the text is quite informative, and therefore is a must read for anyone and everyone. It does matter if people read this book, because it reveals so much more than what most people know, about this horrific incident. Every day, manhunts and assassinations take place around the
The significance of President Lincoln’s election was that the South took it as an indication that there was to be no compromise. The Emancipation Proclamation freed no slaves, as it only freed slaves in states in rebellion. The Emancipation Proclamation was effective January 1, 1863. Lincoln intended to eliminate or restrict slavery, believed the Southern states and this was one of the causes of the American Civil
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that,” Martin Luther Kink Jr. once said. This applies to the Civil War especially. The three works, Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson, Killing Lincoln produced by National Geographic, and the excerpt from The Plot to Kill Lincoln by Karen Zeinhert all use the imagery of light and darkness when talking about Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, and the Civil War in general, though they do not all elaborate on all of the conspirators involved.
“Atzerodt had doubts about his assignment. He would not do it, he said,” (Swanson 27) writes James L. Swanson in his novel Chasing Lincoln’s Killer. George Atzerodt was a slow-witted German member of Booth’s band of conspirators. He enjoyed clothes, food, and fame as provided by John Wilkes Booth, and was involved in the inner Conspiracy, although he refused to take any actions. He was condemned an active conspirator by authorities and hanged for his alleged crimes.
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was probably best known for being the president of the Civil War but Lincoln played another big role as he also helped fuel the Civil War. He helped get this war started by speeking against slavery. Lincoln said slavery shouldn’t be abolished but excluded the territories. Because of what lincoln said this put southerners in a state of fear because if he were to win his election and slavery would be excluded from the territories that would mean that no new slave states could be added thus getting rid of slavery as a whole.
Hamilton nearly killed himself fulfilling these requests, but he did so brilliantly and completely, in turn exhausting congress going through them meticulously. He dazzled them with his brilliance and many were simply intellectually incapable of comprehending his plans. Not content to establish the customs service and the coast guard, and create a stable monetary system for the new government, Hamilton also dabbled in the affairs of state, much to the chagrin of Thomas Jefferson. He was once again an indefatigable assistant to Washington. Hamilton left the cabinet after Washington’s first term, returning to his New York law practice to repair his family finances, but Washington continued to rely upon him, as did many other cabinet members.
Ulysses S Grant and Abraham Lincoln could sit next to each other because they both believed in the justice to protect the order of the Union. Lincoln liked Grant for his success in battles which his other generals could not accomplish. Abraham Lincoln would be able to sit next to Harriet Tubman because she was an abolitionist activist who fought for the rights for African Americans and Lincoln wanted them to be free. Harriet Tubman and Fredrick Douglas because they both wanted slavery to abolished and were slave back then. Fredrick Douglas and John Brown could sit next to each other because they both wanted to abolish slavery and they ended up using different methods, but they wanted slaves to be free in the south.
According to www.history.com/topics/charles-sumner ”He saw Reconstruction as the opportunity to establish civil rights for blacks, first in the South where Congress had explicit authority and gradually in the North. In 1865 he insisted that suffrage be granted to all black males. At the time of his death, Sumner was still vainly agitating for federal legislation repealing all discriminatory laws.” Finally, there was President Andrew Johnson. After Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, just as the South surrendered in April 1865, and then Andrew Johnson inherited the problem of Reconstruction.
A common controversy in American history is the fact that Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. Many claim that he freed them with the Emancipation Proclamation but it’s more complex than that. There were many events that helped free slaves and the Emancipation was only a small portion of America’s journey to freedom and “equality”. In reality, Lincoln helped the process of freeing the slaves but, he did not do it himself. Lincoln was not an abolitionist.
Presidents are elected to preform and achieve greatness in America; they serve as the commander and chief of armed forces, and they find ways in coming up with agreements regarding trade and aid along with many other things. Being the president is obviously not an easy task. Have you ever thought about who you thought the best presient of the United States of America was? According to a debate in Taking Sides written by Larry Madaras and James SoRelle they presented an argument between Phillip Shaw Paludan and Melvin E. Bradford debating if Abraham Lincoln was America’s Greatest President. Many people agreed and disagreed whether or not President Lincoln was the greatest; however the sides of two professors were part in the Taking Sides issue of yes or no.