Abraham Lincoln, Civil Rights Activist, U.S. Representative, U.S. President, and lawyer is regarded as one of America’s most successful presidents due to his incredible impact on the nation, and his views on slavery and civil rights. Abraham Lincoln, also referred to by Honest Abe, had one of the hardest jobs a president can have and that is being a war-time leader. Despite the odds, Lincoln persevered through his rough childhood and found his way into politics and later became one of America’s greatest and most respected presidents, because of all the countless sacrifices he made for our country.
Abraham Lincoln was a self-educated lawyer who did not support slavery. He surprised many people when he became the 16th President mainly because he beat out several promising contenders. During the Civil War Lincoln became quite brilliant with military strategy and an excellent wartime leader. With the Union on the brink of victory Lincoln became a martyr when he was shot and killed by a Confederate sympathizer by the name of John Wilkes Booth. Over time Lincoln became known as one of the greatest Presidents of all time.
The early life of Abraham Lincoln was full of interesting and difficult events. His parents were always busy trying to support the family, so young Lincoln was very helpful around the house. Abraham Lincoln said, “My father taught me to work, but he never taught me to like it.” (sullivan, pg 17) This quote explains that he helped
Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, endured a difficult time period in American history, the Civil War. America was split. The South was a huge proponent of slavery while its
Lincoln had an older sister, Sarah, and a younger brother, Thomas, who died in infancy. Little is known about Lincoln's mother and the Hanks ancestry. She was one of at least eight children named Nancy Hank's born during the 1780's. (Donald, 1995) His mother was reportedly an illegitimate child born out of wedlock, but it was a subject that Lincoln rarely discussed. Nancy died when Lincoln was only nine years old. Family meant a great deal to Lincoln, and he was unfortunately too young to actually know and remember his mother. A year after her death, his father Thomas married again and Lincoln became interested in new family relations. Lincoln and his stepmother were very close. She helped fill the void in his heart and the overall feeling loneliness after his mother's death.
Abraham Lincoln is perceived as one of the most distinguished presidents in American History. Through his great leadership, he was able to guide America through a time marked by social unrest and eventual civil war, terminating with his assassination. Before his inauguration, the Union was already dissolving, and Lincoln chose to preserve this Country and the freedom it guarantees by waging war with the rebellious South. These efforts, along with his relentless drive toward creating a slave-free country, clearly lead the United States toward being what it is today. The conditions that enabled Abraham Lincoln to become a great president were both that he had been reared as a common person, was of high intelligence, had a strong work ethic, and, of equal importance, he became president during a time of great upheaval in our nation. It is clearly these conditions
Abraham Lincoln, a slavery abolisher, born February 12,1809 on a Sunday in Hardin County, Kentucky(edu). Lincoln was born into a family with a dad, Thomas Lincoln, a mom Nancy Lincoln, and an older sister, Sarah. His mom unfortunately dies of a milk sickness when abe was only nine years old. Lincoln also had a younger brother, Thomas, but he died of infancy. When Abe was 10, his dad remarried to Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln(rojer). Lincoln didn’t receive an education, but loved to read. He would borrow books from his neighbors and read every single book in his house. In 1831 Lincoln moved to Illinois, and soon after went on a trip to New Orleans(edu). After his trip he settled down in New Salem. In New Salam Abe was known as “Honest
Abraham Lincoln is one of the most well known presidents in the history of the United States of America. He as thought to be the man who led this great country through the toughest times it had to encounter. His determination to get the United States through the Civil War is one of the best things that have ever happened for this country. Lincoln’s argument about the relationship between slavery, the Constitution, and the Union changed throughout the Civil War. Lincoln’s view of the purpose of the war was to save the Union because of the southern states seceding from the Union. However, the argument changed to the war being about slavery because of Fredrick Douglass’s speeches and the Confederates surrendering at
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 and died on April 15, 1865. He was born near Hodgenville, Kentucky. His parents were Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. He also had a older sister named Sarah and a younger brother named Thomas. Due to a land dispute, his family moved to Perry County, Indiana when he was 7. Lincoln had little formal education, but was an avid reader. Lincoln's mother died when he was only 9 due to milk sickness. She died at age 34. After this, Lincoln grew very depressed and resented the labor his father gave him. A few months after Lincoln's mother's death, his father married a widow named Sarah Bush Johnston. She had 3 children of her own. Lincoln bonded with her and grew happy again.
In American history, there were always these amazing speakers like John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK), Martian Luther King Jr and others, that would influence the people around them to strive for success, never give up because there will always be hope, and one of those speakers was Abraham Lincoln in possibly his best speech “The Gettysburg Address”. The American civil war was the bloodiest war the Unites States had ever seen roughly 620,000 soldiers died, and in that dark time people needed inspiration to rekindle the flame of hope, to have something worth fighting for and Abraham Lincoln inspired them to fight for their nation and not let those who died for the cause not die in vain. In Abraham Lincolns Gettysburg Address he used rhetorical appeals, Parallel structure, Contrast, and Allusion to end the American civil war, unite the north and the south to end slavery in the United States once and for all.
Abraham Lincoln sadly died at the age of 56 in April 14, 1865. He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's theater while watching the play “Our American Cousin” The assassination was made for hope of the south winning the war, but it ended 5 days before when the south
Abraham Lincoln will forever be embedded in history for delivering a presidency filled with work that was geared towards the best interest of the American people. Lincoln took the seat at a very difficult time in America’s early history, which was the Civil War. Lincoln made sure that after the war, that America rebuilds itself. One thing from Lincoln’s iconic speech that is not forgotten is “all men are created equal”. In today’s society, all people are granted the same freedoms and equalities. It could be said that Lincolns speech though was given in 1863 was the start of the Civil Rights movement in a sense. Even though it was only around 270 words, The Gettysburg Address was a speech with many messages8. These powerful words, spoken by an influential president, was sure to promote change and equality throughout America eventually.
Who wakes up one morning and says “I will be married to the President of the United States”? Well Mary Todd Lincoln does. Mary Todd married Abraham Lincoln on November 4, 1842. The relationship between Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln, was an important part of history because they made many decisions together.
He did not have the luxury of creating intellectually cohesive, internally consistent methods in the midst of the very messy business of civil war. Driven by circumstances and his own background to more or less improvise an approach to presidential warmaking [sic], Lincoln was above all else pragmatic and realistic,
Abraham Lincoln was born to a poor farming family and worked on his father’s farm for most of his young life. Going to school was not an option for Abraham but this did not stop him. At a very young age, Abraham began reading and did not stop. Abraham would continue to read the bible, Shakespeare and many other pieces of literature popular in that time. I believe that the most beneficial teachings Abraham would endure was that of grammar. Grammar taught in those days included basic punctuation all the way to Rhetoric. Rhetorical devices such as repetition, asyndeton and the use of metaphors were all taught thoroughly. One can clearly see these devices in use in nearly every writing and speech produced by Lincoln.