Abraham Lincoln : The Greatest President Of The United States

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Abraham Lincoln, arguably said to be the greatest president of the United States, was simply a smooth-tongued politician with the ability to sway the masses and imbibe a sense of patriotism which would allow for the United States to go to war against itself, all while under the guise of equality and slavery; when in reality the war was about individual state rights, and the fact that the southern states were becoming too powerful to be controlled by the centralized federal government. Even from the beginning of his first inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln was hinting at the civil war to come, and the fact that the southern states would be brought under subjugation of the Union states unless they complied with the demands of the Union. During his first inaugural speech, Abraham Lincoln attempts to lure the southern states into a false sense of security by saying, "apprehension seems to exist among the people of the Southern States that... their property and their peace and personal security are to be endangered. There has never been any reasonable cause for such apprehension... [as] I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so (First Inaugural Address)." However, throughout the course of his speech, Abraham Lincoln becomes more hostile towards the southern states and begins to stir the emotions of the people against the
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