The Assassination Of Abe Lincoln

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An Analysis Over the Assassination of Abe Lincoln “Four score and seven years ago...” Abraham Lincoln was our 16th president and had his life taken after the North’s victory over the South; he lives on through these famous words of the Gettysburg Address. Abraham Lincoln was an important leader in the Civil War who helped free the slaves; his legacy lives on today. Although he was assassinated his words and actions are imprinted in our memory still today. This assassination was a major event in the history of the United States, not only with the loss of a great president, but with the changes and implications that came with it. Many possible reasons exist for his assassination including angered slave owners in the south after he freed the slaves with The Emancipation Proclamation. To soldiers from the south being angered with their recent loss in the Civil War. The most historically accepted reason is that the South had just lost the most important battle in the war, and this led the South to surrender to the North in the Civil War. After this happened if the South wanted any hope at all to somehow remain independent they needed a way to gain back some ground and upset the North’s government and power. A common belief was that if you cut off the head of the snake the body will flounder. In this case President Abraham Lincoln was that head, and it was believed if he was killed the Union would struggle. That struggling would be exactly what the Confederacy would

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