From Trajan’s Column, completed in 113 AD, to the statue of Christopher Columbus in Easton, Pennsylvania, monuments and memorials have been a significant element of celebration and honor throughout history (Source B). Though monuments are typically meant as a symbol of honor, recent controversy over statues dedicated to Confederate leaders and generals has sparked the debate over how to choose subjects to memorialize, and the actual development of these memorials. When considering what or who to honor, one must also consider the subjects impact on history, ensuring that it is positive. In creating memorials and monuments, groups and agencies should examine the historical significance of the events or persons they wish to memorialize, and the
Memorializing is often the way to remember a very important, intelligent, or rich person who lives above the rest of us. When we memorialize it sets a way to remember someone long after they have passed from life. More often than not those we put in statues and remember are those who change the world for the better or discover something new like Christopher Columbus, and his statue in Riverside Park (Deegan, Jim, source B). Lincoln's memorial isn’t where or had any importance to Lincoln, but it succeeds his most infamous speech he ever had “The Gettysburg Address” (Savage, source A). H. Elroy Johnson a famous lobster trapper, had a statue made but never finished during his lifetime, not until after his death, was the real statue made to memorialize him (Roadside America, source f).
The Lincoln memorial was made even though all of his speeches have been preserved and long after president Lincoln was in office, the memorial was supposed to represent an aura of its own. The Lincoln memorial is a community place it represents a sort of holy place to some. When seeing the Lincoln memorial there is a sort of extraordinary and authoritative experience that happens. Whether that be because of what Lincoln did for the country or just the magnitude of the
In Washington D.C. at the “West end of the National Mall” (Lincoln Memorial) lies a tribute to one of the greatest Presidents in U.S. History. This man not only free the slaves but was also had outstanding character. I mean Lincoln must have done something right to have earned this big memorial. This is not the only memorial either, Lincoln is also represented at Mt. Rushmore in Washington. The Lincoln Memorial is one of the greatest monuments in the mall. ‘The building itself is massive standing 80ft tall, 188ft long and 118ft wide’ (Lincoln Memorial).
For this reason, the government of the United States wished to honour the progress of America as a nation, as well as the deeds committed by Lincoln in order to assist America through one of its darkest nights. So, the Lincoln Memorial was built to serve this purpose. Because of the great significance the statue held for the country, many were wary that the monument might set in stone a misinformed interpretation of Lincoln’s work and deeds, which would teach later generations and form future education
The essay also states one of the model’s criteria. It states, “A design which would be harmonious with its site, including visual harmony with the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.” This states that the entry has reached this criteria and the judges felt that was one of the strong points of the design. The essay also states, “This memorial, with its wall of names, becomes a place of quiet reflection, and a tribute to those who served their nation in difficult times. All who come her can find it a place of healing. This will be a quiet memorial, one that achieves an excellent relationship with both the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington monument, and relates the visitor to them.” This quote is saying that the entry was peaceful and one of the main points that the judges found important because it was in the concluding
Abraham Lincoln is by far our most revered president in the history of the United States. He had a strong moral vision of where his country must go to preserve and enlarge the rights of all her people, but he was also a good man with a strong sense of character and a great discipline in the art of law; and he sought to continue the great and mighty legacy of the Constitution. He believed that the Founding Fathers had drawn up the Constitution without the mention of slavery because they felt that it would later die of a natural death. He would soon learn that that would not be the case.
Abraham Lincoln is an American legacy that could be considered the best American president for preserving the union of the United States, emancipating slavery, and dying for what he believed in. These accomplishments are unbeaten by another American president.
Abraham Lincoln was a huge figure in American history and is the definition of a true American hero. He played a huge role in abolishing slavery, and is typically credited with the most responsibility for preserving the union. Abe did not grow up in a well of family and even had little education at a young age, but he will always be remembered for his many accomplishments that improved the nation and will always be known as one of the most influential people to shape the United States of America.
In 1828 Abe was 19. He poled a flatboat down a river he saw African Americans being sold. Abe didn’t like it at all. Abe settled at New Salem Illinois. He was hired to run a general store. Abe was so honest if he accidentally over charged someone very little money he would run miles to give it back. One time the store owner set up a wrestling match. Against the leader of rowdy gang, jack Armstrong. Abe agreed to wrestle were not sure if he won or not a lot of people had different opinions. Jack and Abe became close friends for years when Jack so his strength. Abraham Lincoln worked to earn money by doing farm work. When some people saw him reading while working they thought he was lazy but he just loved books. When Abe got older he studied law without a teacher. Abraham Lincoln became a lawyer. He was interested in politics. So people said that he should run for public office he ran for Senate, Congress then the most important one of all, President. Abraham Lincoln the 16th president. Abraham Lincoln had to do a lot while he was president he had to help with the civil war during the civil war he gave a speech called the Gettysburg Address. After the rebels won the war Abraham Lincoln had to help make the 13 colonies unite with the United States. The time period was called reconstruction.
As the 16th President of America, Abraham Lincoln made many achievements in restructuring our country. Elected in 1861, Lincoln struggled to keep our nation whole, as state after state seceded from the union. Starting with South Carolina and ending with Tennessee, eleven states separated mainly because of their social and political disagreements regarding slavery. While Lincoln made clear efforts to strengthen the union as a whole during his presidency, some may argue that in doing so, he divided the nation, as well.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
Abraham Lincoln’s victory in the 1860 presidential election, was a beacon of hope for many slaves in America. Becoming the 16th president of the United States serving from 1861 to 1865, Abraham Lincoln is one of America’s most celebrated heroes. Holding office during the years of the American Civil War, Lincoln preserved the Union, while creating a new era that consisted of emancipated African American slaves. After winning a victory at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. This Proclamation stated that all slaves behind Confederate lines, shall “forever be free”, creating an internal insurrection within the Confederacy. It did not apply to the loyal slave states in the Union, so it only freed about 200,00 slaves. Despite the numbers, the Emancipation Proclamation symbolized the possibility of African Americans attaining freedom in America; it was hope for a better life. As Commander in Chief Lincoln, was only exercising his war powers, in a strategic manner that evidently prevented any support from European super powers like Great Britain. Even though European nations disliked the practice of democracy, Lincoln’s making of the war as a battle against slavery rallied their support because a whole lot of European leaders were abolitionists and antislavery campaigners. After getting reelected to office in 1864, Lincoln understood that to prevent the re-enslavement of African Americans something else was