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Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln instructs his son's headmaster to teach his son how to be a good and honorable person. Lincoln's instructions show that he values both academic achievement and the development of a sense of...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2017 12:19 am UTC

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Abraham Lincoln

Historians know a great deal about Abraham Lincoln. Strangely enough, though, they do not know the exact source of the saying that you quote here. It is believed to have been written by Lincoln...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2012 10:56 pm UTC

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Abraham Lincoln is a master at using rhetorical devices in short speeches. In particular, his use of anaphora is notable in the Gettysburg Address. For instance, in the final paragraph, in order...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2015 12:22 am UTC

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Lincoln was remarkably consistent in his idea that the nation cannot continue on a path where it represents "half free" and "half slave." He did not want to be the aggressor and took steps to...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2012 9:27 am UTC

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There are some specific challenges in fully understanding the motivation of Lincoln to writing such a poignantly powerful letter to his son's teacher. I do think that we can examine his own...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2012 1:24 pm UTC

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Abraham Lincoln

In some respects, process of elimination might be the best element to be used here. The Gettysburg Address was written in 1863, at the near midpoint of the Civil War. Lincoln was elected in the...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2012 6:54 pm UTC

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For Lincoln in the letter to his son's teacher, I believe that courage is identified with the need to stand for one's convictions or beliefs. Lincoln articulates this in the letter through direct...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2012 12:04 am UTC

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After his performance in the debates with Stephen Douglas during the 1858 campaign, Abraham Lincoln rose to national prominence. Until the passage of the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2020 11:53 am UTC

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In his first inaugural address, Lincoln appeals to Southerners on a number of different levels. (Recall that, by the time of Lincoln's inaugural, seven southern states had already seceded, and...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2015 6:40 pm UTC

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Undoubtedly, Abraham Lincoln was influenced both personally and professionally by the deaths of several brothers during the Civil War, a grievous loss to their mother, Lydia Bixby of Boston. His...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2012 12:08 am UTC

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The "unfinished work" that the dead at Gettysburg had "thus far so nobly advanced" was described less than a sentence later as "the great task remaining before us." In the Gettysburg Address,...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2016 3:52 pm UTC

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I tend to think that Lincoln's most pressing problem in his first year of office had to be what to do with the South. By the time Lincoln had settled into his first year as being President, the...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2012 3:03 pm UTC

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The best evidence that Abraham Lincoln subscribed to the idea of American exceptionalism can be found in the Gettysburg Address. American exceptionalism is, basically speaking, the idea that...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2012 7:42 am UTC

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I do believe that Abraham Lincoln was the greatest American President. Washington did have a difficult task as the first American President, but Lincoln had to truly define what our nation really...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2008 10:54 pm UTC

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I think that Lincoln was able to show his understanding of statesmanship and what leadership represents in his attempt to address the Southerners. Lincoln recognized that the Cooper Union speech...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2012 6:37 am UTC

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In his second inaugural address, delivered in March of 1865, President Abraham Lincoln expressed guarded optimism that the Civil War would soon end. He not only commented on the issue of slavery as...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2020 7:27 am UTC

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There will be many reasons why the speech is so memorable. I think that I consider it to be memorable because it represents the essence of how the framers' envisioned American Government. Lincoln...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2012 7:06 pm UTC

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Both of Abraham Lincoln's inaugural addresses focus on the United States exclusively. The great concern in both cases is the preservation of the union: he wanted the great experiment embarked upon...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2021 1:55 am UTC

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Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. He served his first term starting in 1861, and was elected for a second term starting in 1865, but was assassinated near the beginning...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2015 2:50 am UTC

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Two rhetorical devices Lincoln used in his famous Gettysburg Address are repetition and hypozeuxis. Repetition: A rhetorical device in which a word or word pattern is used several times to create...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2012 9:26 pm UTC

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Essentially, Douglas remained fairly consistent in applying his argument for popular sovereignty to the debate over the expansion of slavery. He engaged in the time-honored (and still current)...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2012 4:25 am UTC

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This speech, given nearly a quarter century before Lincoln would become president of the United States, is interesting in the sense that it exemplifies many of the things about Lincoln that will...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2013 11:01 pm UTC

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I think that the most important moral lesson I have learned from reading about Abraham Lincoln is that it is not always possible to act in an idealistic way. Sometimes you have to be pragmatic and...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2010 1:30 am UTC

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What you should think about first is how Lincoln's actions in the Civil War and with regard to slavery have shaped the country that we now have. By saving the Union and freeing the slaves, Lincoln...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2012 6:55 pm UTC

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America is split down the middle these days and can't agree on who we are or what we believe and represent. I would guess that this might be exactly how people felt in the mid-1800s when there was...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2012 2:55 am UTC

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Of course, readers will draw their own conclusions, but one very interesting aspect of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address is the amount of attention he focuses on the recently abolished institution...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2020 3:52 am UTC

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I would say that Lincoln's father was a person who impacted his life personally and politically. From a personal point of view, the little that is known about Lincoln's father is that he had a "...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2012 11:44 am UTC

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Most scholars agree that President Abraham Lincoln was a religious man. However, modern interpretations and newly discovered documents show doubt on the specific brand of Lincoln's religion, and...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2012 8:53 pm UTC

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I have heard that Abraham Lincoln may have suffered from Marfan's Syndrome. One of the indicators of this condition are rather long and slender limbs. People with Marfan's are often quite tall and...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2012 11:05 am UTC

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The story of why Abraham Lincoln had a beard is one of the most famous anecdotes about him. Unlike many such stories, it actually is true. When he was running for president, an 11 year-old girl...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2012 11:04 am UTC

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In the Preface to Lincoln, Donald lays out what he does not talk about as well as what he does talk about. Essentially, what he does not talk about are large "philosophical" discussion of reasons...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2016 2:23 am UTC

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No, Abraham Lincoln never owned slaves. Some other Presidents did, such as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky, a slave state, but his family opposed...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2009 6:20 am UTC

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Lincoln's plan for political Reconstruction is known to historians as the "ten percent plan." Essentially, Lincoln planned to readmit former Confederate states to the Union once ten percent of...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2012 12:55 am UTC

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For Lincoln, the Cooper Union speech carried with it the political stake of definition at a time where strict lines were being carved in the American political landscape. Lincoln recognized the...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2012 6:25 am UTC

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The quotation is very true and certainly applies to Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States and is considered to be one of the greatest. He is most well-known for...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2020 5:27 am UTC

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Lincoln's Reconstruction proposals were relatively lenient to the defeated South. Under his 'Ten Per Cent Plan' a Confederate state would be readmitted to the Union once ten per cent of its voters...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2019 6:47 am UTC

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The speech that Lincoln gives to the New Jersey Senate that features the lines in question is a complex one. I think that Lincoln does refer to the "uniqueness" of America. In his speech, he...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2012 10:23 pm UTC

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