President Lincoln 's Accomplishments And His Success

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President Lincoln embarked a very challenging presidency from the very beginning, when he set out to lead a country facing a crisis so immense, that its very existence was threatened. In many instances, President Lincoln had to take matters into his own hands by making use of his executive powers, even when some may have questioned the Constitutionality of some his decisions at times. If one truly analyses President Lincoln’s “illegal or unconstitutional” actions, most of them were in fact the President doing what was necessary. Lincoln was a great leader because he was able to preserve the Union during the Civil War, begin the Emancipation Proclamation process leading to the end of slavery in the United States, all awhile preventing this…show more content…
12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. According to the WHITE HOUSE.gov, as a self-educated young man former President Lincoln liked public speaking. His inspiration came from his love for reading and wandering evangelists, some from politicians, and some from lawyers. He was willing to walk miles to watch a good lawyer in action. In an autobiography written at the behest of the Chicago Press & Tribune in 1860, Lincoln described his education and to add it all up, the aggregate of all his schooling did not even amount to one year; having never college or any academic school until he decided to obtain a law license. Eventually, he became a lawyer-politician serving in the Illinois state legislature from 1834 - 1841. In 1846, running as a member of the Whig Party, Lincoln won a seat in Congress.
Given the time-period, between the 1830s and '40s, chattel slavery in which black people were forced into slavery and held as property, this was the most important issue of the century for America. During this period, opinions in the South hardened and as inhumane as slavery was they believed it was a “necessary evil” and justified this method to be a good thing that should be defended to the death. To put their money where their mouths were, the Southern leaders began agitating for secession from the Union and advocated for an independent eleven-state Confederacy. Their goal was to spread their way of life which
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