Abraham Lincoln Legacy

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Each president of the United States of America has left a legacy, some more notable than others. I believe Abraham Lincoln was the best American president. A Lot of people say that “anybody can grow up to be a President.” But not anybody is cut out to be a President. It takes a person to be tough, smart, active, positive, compassionate and driven, to run for the job. It takes talent, character, and integrity, to be able to withstand the pressures of this Herculean task.

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“Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong.” When Abraham Lincoln was president, he was trying to preserve the union. But, How effective was Lincoln in inspiring his followers to persevere? Let's take a look at history in the year
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Well for the majority of us, it's not. Let's take a look at how president Abraham Lincoln reacted to this. After having done some research on this aspect, Abraham Lincoln was “confident enough to be humble- to not feel the need to bluster or dominate, but to be sufficiently sure of one’s own judgment and self-worth to really listen.” A perfect example of trust, loyalty, and respect is revealed in a letter to Ulysses Grant. Lincoln writes, “I now wish to make the personal acknowledgment that you were right, and I was wrong.” How many of us, is brave enough to write our wrongs? Another example was on February 11, 1861, when Lincoln departed from Springfield to assume the presidency in March. At a railroad station he says his emotional farewell: “My friends- No one, not in my situation, can appreciate my feeling of sadness at this parting. To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe everything.” These words Abraham shared on such a sad day shows trust, loyalty, and the respect he had for

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