Lincoln Was A Successful Strategist

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Lincoln was a successful strategist because of his great leadership skills. He was a great leader because he was great at make decisions but took a long time to make decisions. An example of his long decision making is when the south succeeded from the Union and five days later the South attacked Fort Sumter. After a few long weeks Lincoln had a plan, he told South Carolina that he was going to send provisions to Fort Sumter. That he would send no troops, or ammunition unless South Carolina attacked Fort Sumter(ushistory.org).This action demonstrated his leadership skills because it showed that Lincoln takes a long time to make decisions but when he finally does they are good decisions. Lincoln 's leadership successes made people listen to him and pay attention to him. His ability to influence a crowd is illustrated when everyone was freaking out and waiting for Grant’s message. Lincoln walked in the room and the whole room went quiet(Spielberg). This shows leadership because all the people that went quiet when he walked into the room shows that he was very respected. Lincoln was a great leader because he was a great speaker. He was a great speaker because he wrote and gave some of the most important speeches in history. One of those speeches was the Gettysburg Address which honored the dead who fought at gettysburg (Roy P,1). In addition Abraham Lincoln was a successful strategist because of his great leadership skills and many more attributes that make Lincoln great.
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