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  • Weak Link In Lincoln's Cabinet
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    With His Cabinet Abraham Lincoln is regarded by many historians as the greatest president ever to stand at America's helm. This reputation is extremely well deserved, as Lincoln was able to preserve the Union and gain victory in the civil war, despite his fighting an uphill battle against his own presidential cabinet. Had he not been struggling against this divided government, President Lincoln could have achieved victory with extreme efficiency and a minimum of wanton bloodshed (Angle 659). Aft...
  • Civil War Lincoln
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    Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States. He served from 1861-1865. People referred to him as ' Honest Abe. ' During the Civil War Lincoln helped with the North, in doing this the North selected him for a second time in 1864. In all of his time he never wavered from his primary goal- to save the Union and also he saw the nation through it's most dreadful experience, war between Americans. In the beginning- Abraham was born on February 12, 1809. Him ad his ...
  • Lincoln's Election
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    Though Douglas won the senatorial election, Lincoln had made his mark by the debates; he was now a potential presidential candidate. His first appearance in the East was in Feb., 1860, when he spoke at Cooper Union in New York City. He gained a large following in the antislavery states, but his nomination for President by the Republican convention in Chicago (May, 1860) was as much due to the opposition to William H. Seward, the leading contender, as to Lincoln's own appeal. He was nominated on ...
  • Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation
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    Limitations of the Emancipation Proclamation President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 declaring that all persons held as slaves within the rebellious states shall be free. However, despite this expansive wording, the Proclamation was limited in many ways. It applied only to states that withdrew from the Union, leaving slavery untouched in the loyal border states. It also specifically excluded parts of the Confederacy that had already come under Northern c...
  • Abraham Lincoln For President
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    In 1860, the Republican Party on an antislavery platform nominated Abraham Lincoln for president. He ran against Douglas, a northern Democrat; John C. Breckinridge, a Southern pro-slavery Democrat; and John Bell, the nominee of the Constitutional Union Party. Because of this division in the Democratic ticket, Lincoln won becoming the 16th president, despite not getting the most popular votes. As a result of Lincoln's winning the election, South Carolina seceded from the Union on Dec. 20, 1860 by...
  • Lincoln Slavery
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    INTRODUCTION Abraham Lincoln, Honest Abe, is one of the greatest American Presidents. He is known today for his Presidency in which he fought the Confederacy during the Civil War and abolished slavery with the Emancipation Proclamation and later the Thirteenth Amendment. He was an intelligent, honest, and just leader who governed at a critical time in American history. PRE-PRESIDENCY Lincoln was born on the twelfth of February 1809 in a cabin three miles outside of Hodgenville, Kentucky. He was ...
  • Lincoln's Election
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    Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. Born in a log cabin in the backwoods, Lincoln was almost entirely self-educated. In 1831 he settled in New Salem, Ill., and worked as a storekeeper, surveyor, and postmaster while studying law. The story of his brief love affair there with Anne Rutledge is now discredited. In 1834 he was elected to the state legislature, and in 1836 he became a lawyer. He served one term (184749) in Congress as a Whig; in 1855 he sought to become a sen...
  • Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
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    Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was born on Sunday, February 12, 1809. His parents were Tom and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. When he was seven, he and his family moved to southern Indiana. His mother had died recently of a disease and his father eventually remarried. While growing up, his nature was that of someone who wanted to learn and read rather than help with the farm. Even at an early age he showed signs of being an intelligent person with insight into the world around him. Later on, he moved to ...
  • Lincoln's Greatest Accomplishments
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    The man of the nineteenth century. Many historians argue that American culture is based on Civil War and its outcome. It is easy to agree with that statement, because one cannot even imagine living in a slave-owning society that would most definitely develop if the South had won. Abraham Lincoln, America's sixteenth President was the most influential man of the war. He was responsible for mobilizing the North's power, getting people, both Republicans and Democrats, to sympathize with the Union c...
  • President Davis And President Lincoln
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    Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis Sunny Herren American History Mrs. Lynn 5 February 1997 In this report I compare two great historical figures: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president, steered the Union to victory in the American Civil War and abolished slavery, and the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis. Abraham Lincoln was the President of the Union, and Jefferson Davis struggled to lead the Confederacy to independence in the U.S. Civil War. Lincoln w...
  • Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation
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    Why Did Lincoln Issue The Emancipation Proclamation In January 1863 And What Were Its Consequences During his election campaign and throughout the early years of the Civil War, Lincoln vehemently denied the rumour that he would mount an attack on slavery. At the outbreak of fighting, he pledged to restore the Union, but accept slavery where it existed, with Congress supporting his position via the Crittenden-Johnson Resolutions. However, during 1862 Lincoln was persuaded for a number of reasons ...
  • President Abraham Lincoln
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    About the Author Stephen B. Oates is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the author of eight other books, including The Fires of Jubilee and To Purge This Land with Blood. His task in this biography was to perpetuate Lincoln as he was in the days he lived. His purpose of this biography was to bring the past into the present for us and his students. The Life of Abraham Lincoln Although other states such as Indiana lay claim to his birth, most sources agree that...
  • True Greatness Of Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
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    The True Greatness of Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln is known as one of the greatest presidents in the history of The United States, mainly for his emancipation of slaves. But was Lincoln really an advocate of the rights of blacks Lincoln had the intention of preserving the Union and satisfying the American people, yet he was indecisive about his racial views of mid-nineteenth century America. Although Lincoln freed some slaves, he had a very negative view towards the black race. Lincoln was no...
  • Abolition Of Slavery A War Aim
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    I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races. This statement was just one of many that President Lincoln addressed to the people as his stand to the aim of the war. From the beginning of the war, President Lincoln had insisted that his primary aim was the restoration of the Union, not the abolition of slavery. However, the 1858 statement that he made about his position on slavery can be reconciled with his 1862...
  • Lincoln's Own Writings
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    Lincoln warned the Southern States in his inaugural address: "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you... You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it". and in his address at Gettysburg, he said. ".. we cannot dedicate-we cannot consecrate-we cannot hallow-this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who st...
  • Emancipation Proclamation Abraham Lincoln
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    Table of Contents Section I ~ Prelude to War The Kansas-Nebraska Act 2 The Dred Scott Case 3 The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 4 Illustrations of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates 5 Section II ~ War The Battle of Antietam 6 Illustration of the Battle of Antietam 7 The Emancipation Proclamation 8 The Draft Riots 9 Section ~ Reconstruction The Assassination of Lincoln 10 Illustration of Lincoln's Assassination 11 The Black Codes ~ The Freedmen's Bureau 12 Bibliography 13 The Kansas-Nebraska Act In the 1850's ...
  • Nation As Lincoln
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    more joined when hostilities began between the North and South. A bloody civil war then engulfed the nation as Lincoln vowed to preserve the Union, enforce the laws of the United States, and end the secession. The war lasted within more than four years with a staggering loss of over 600,000 Americans dead. Midway through the war, Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all the slaves within the Confederacy and changed the war from a battle to a preserve the Union into a battle ...
  • One Visible Cause Of Lincoln's Stress
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    Abraham Lincoln During the years of the Civil War, from 1860 to 1865, Abraham Lincoln underwent a tremendous change in his physical traits. There were many different reasons for these transformations; some more obvious than others. One obvious, and rather large, cause was the Civil War. However, there were also other less visible causes as well. Causes that were less apparent because they stemmed from his private, rather than his public life. Lincoln's aging was due to a large amount of stress b...
  • President Lincoln
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    When Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln When people are asked to identify which president they feel had the greatest impact on our history, Lincoln's name consistently comes up. But why? Lincoln had little formal education and did not serve in public office but for brief periods prior to becoming president. In short, based on his background, Lincoln would not seem to be someone likely to succeed as President. Yet his innate wisdom and humanity made him one of the greatest of the nation's Chief Exec...
  • Four Other Slave States
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    On this section I'm going to discuss how Abarham Lincoln effected the Cavalryman's Account. Well it began on April 24, 1865, when 26 men were chosen to go to Washington to pursuit John Wilkes booth. During this time Abarham Lincoln was shot at the theatre (fords theatre). This made the portland journal. There were several men sent to bowling greens Virginia, on the hunt for the assassinates. the men stood at a barn several miles from the Royal Port. They signaled the troops to surround the barn....

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