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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

Abraham Lincoln was elected president at a time of deep crisis in American history. For decades, the United States had not been able to resolve the tensions that grew out of being made up of a mix...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2021 12:25 pm UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

The most fundamental similarity between the Reconstruction plans of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson was their common insistence on the primacy of presidential power. Both men believed that the...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2020 8:16 pm UTC

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Abraham Lincoln was president of the United States during the Civil War. Though he had little military experience, he pursued the war to the end, thus reuniting the North and the South. Lincoln...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2019 3:34 pm UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

Abraham Lincoln is widely considered to be one of the country's greatest presidents, and indeed, he possessed some significant strengths that helped him lead the North through the Civil War. First,...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2021 1:55 pm UTC

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One of Lincoln's earliest and most serious challenges was the secession of Southern states. Before he took office, South Carolina had already seceded, and it was followed by Mississippi, Florida,...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2020 12:32 am UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

The conflict between Abraham Lincoln and the South was, many historians believe, one of the early indications of an oncoming war. Lincoln favored abolishing slavery, though he conceded that he...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2020 2:44 pm UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

For the most part, states in the South reacted with anger to Lincoln's victory in the election of 1860. The major issue of the 1860 presidential election was slavery. For Southerners, expanding...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2016 8:38 pm UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

Abraham Lincoln was named after his paternal grandfather, Captain Abraham Lincoln, but he was not given a middle name. It was actually not unusual in the nineteenth century to not have a middle...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2019 11:32 am UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

If any one individual in American history deserves the title of “The Great Emancipator,” it's Abraham Lincoln. Thanks to him, the Civil War turned from being a conflict over the Union to a moral...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2020 11:10 am UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

Both men were Democrats and remain icons of the Democratic party even though the party has changed a great deal since Jefferson and Jackson's time. Both men mistrusted the Eastern establishment,...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2019 9:04 am UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

In the decade preceding Abraham Lincoln's election, the United States became increasingly divided along sectarian lines, over the issue of slavery. With the Republican Lincoln's election, Southern...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2019 9:24 pm UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

Abraham Lincoln pointed to the causes of the Civil War in both his first and second inaugural speeches. During the first inaugural speech, the Union was already fractured with seven southern states...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2016 11:35 am UTC

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Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln both came from frontier origins. Lincoln grew up in Illinois, while Jackson, born in the Carolina backcountry, moved to Tennessee as a young man. Both stressed...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2019 3:53 am UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

For the purposes of this question, I will assume that I “met” Lincoln while he was alive, say in early April of 1865. He does not know how Reconstruction will happen or how the US will turn out....

Latest answer posted March 17, 2013 6:04 pm UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

The quote by Abraham Lincoln may be taken to express his remarks to challenges he went through during his presidency at the time of the Civil War. By addressing some of the deep seated issues that...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2015 4:05 pm UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, is known throughout history not just for the challenges of his presidency but also for his height and weight and the many amusing stories...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2015 11:56 pm UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

Both came from humble beginnings—Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Kentucky in 1809 while Jackson was born on the frontier on the North Carolina-South Carolina border in 1767. Both overcame their...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2018 11:33 pm UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

Lincoln approved of the arrest of citizens who spoke out against the Civil War. This was especially true in Baltimore and Chicago. Lincoln's suspension of the writ of habeas corpus allowed for...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2020 4:43 pm UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

As your wording correctly indicates, Lincoln initially did not wish to interfere with slavery in the states where it already existed. Though he was explicitly opposed to the institution, he...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2020 5:29 am UTC

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Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln shared a number of superficial similarities: both men practiced law for a time; both came from relatively humble backgrounds to ascend to the highest office in...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2018 6:26 am UTC

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Lincoln’s greatest political fear was that the schism fronted by abolitionists was likely to divide the country into slaveholding and non-slaveholding states. Passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2017 10:51 am UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

While the South believed that Lincoln would act to end slavery once he took office in 1861, he had repeatedly tried to reassure the South that he would not do so. However, Confederate states began...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2017 12:36 pm UTC

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Lincoln's greatest strength was his ability to read people. Lincoln applied what he knew about human nature to become one of the best lawyers in Illinois before he ran for office. Lincoln was able...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2018 11:27 pm UTC

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The Lincoln Memorial is constructed of five kinds of stone. One of the kinds of stone is Indiana limestone. Another type of stone is something called Yule Marble. This second kind of stone comes...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2011 12:38 pm UTC

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Abraham Lincoln succeeded for many reasons. One was he wasn't afraid of failure. In 1858, he took on Senator Douglas in the race for the United States Senate in Illinois. Few people knew who...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2015 2:31 am UTC

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I think it's useful to point out that the 1858 statement was made in the context of Lincoln not yet becoming president and not yet facing the challenge of secession. Lincoln did tend to have a...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2019 10:05 pm UTC

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In case this question means something else, such as, what was his first cause or idea in his political life, that would be to stop the expansion of slavery into the newly acquired territories in...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2010 5:51 am UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

Lincoln was elected President in 1860 in a heated race that included three other major candidates. Lincoln was hated in the South, and following his election, the Southern states began secession...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2011 3:00 am UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

Following his death, Abraham Lincoln became known as the Great Emancipator for his efforts in ending slavery in America. His presidency coincided with the Civil War, and when Lincoln delivered his...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2019 6:13 pm UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

As a leader, in general, most historians give Abraham Lincoln high marks for his leadership style and decision making. Although susceptible to bouts of depression—profoundly affected by the...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2019 2:39 pm UTC

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The most fundamental difference between the two presidents is the context in which they served their terms. Jackson served (1829-1837) his term as a time of relative peace and prosperity while...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2008 11:47 am UTC

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It is probably something of an overstatement to say that Lincoln saved democracy. After all, both the North and the South believed that they were fighting for democracy. Each side saw democracy...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2013 6:24 am UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

Abraham Lincoln's two inaugural speeches differ in many ways. His first speech was aimed at urging the southern states not to secede, while his second dealt with what to do with them after the...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2021 9:11 pm UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer on April 14, 1865 in the Presidential box at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. After the shooting, Lincoln was...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2013 4:30 pm UTC

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Lincoln and Johnson shared many qualities prior to the Lincoln’s death and Johnson’s elevation to office. Both came from the tradition of Andrew Jackson-style candidates whose non-Eastern...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2020 4:45 pm UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

The positives of Lincoln's life and career are all mentioned above. I would just like to add that Lincoln lived during a time when the media was quite different than it is today. People read of...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2012 9:13 am UTC

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The idea of Abraham Lincoln’s endorsement of white supremacy stems primarily from his pre–Civil War position. While running for US Senator from Illinois in 1858, during the Charleston debate with...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2018 9:47 pm UTC

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This is an interesting question, and it would be encouraging if the answer were a straightforward one in which Lincoln freed the slaves because he thought slavery was hateful and evil. In fact, he...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2019 4:39 pm UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

Saying that "Lincoln freed the slaves" is accurate, but far too simple to express a very nuanced truth. The first legal maneuver that Lincoln took to free slaves was the Emancipation Proclamation,...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2018 8:55 am UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

Abraham Lincoln’s views on slavery were somewhat complex. He was, generally speaking, personally opposed to slavery, but he did not think that the government could ban slavery in the states where...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2012 4:43 am UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

As with any president, the ups and downs in office seldom provide comfort when facing re-election. Lincoln, in the throes of a lingering civil war which much of the electorate believed would last...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2019 1:03 pm UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

Lincoln was NOT "Honest" Abe, to be sure. As President, Abraham Lincoln swore to uphold the United States Constitution; however, he violated the Constitution. For, the South did have the right to...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2013 10:06 am UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln arrived on the political scene in 1858 when he challenged Stephen Douglas for the U.S. Senate seat in Illinois. There...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2016 2:22 am UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

For a president of the United States to deliver two inaugural speeches as bookends to a civil war is quite incredible. No other President has had to do this. Lincoln’s first speech was much longer...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2020 3:21 am UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln displayed several important characteristics that enabled him to manifest strong leadership, maintain Union resolve, and obtain eventual victory....

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021 4:02 am UTC

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Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

It is, of course, impossible for us to know what Abraham Lincoln would have done had he lived. The evidence is contradictory and it is impossible to know how Lincoln would have interpreted the...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2013 12:10 am UTC

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Presidential Reconstruction is usually used to refer to the plan advanced by President Andrew Johnson after the death of Abraham Lincoln. Essentially, Johnson pursued a highly lenient approach to...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2019 10:21 pm UTC

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Abraham Lincoln is perhaps America's most famous president, but few know that he was the only one to hold a patent. In 1849, Lincoln received a patent for designing a device meant to carry...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2019 2:43 am UTC

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The most intense impact of Lincoln's election on the psyche of the South was to convince them that they were not going to have a real say in the government of the United States. Valid or not,...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2012 11:49 am UTC

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The man who killed Abraham Lincoln was named John Wilkes Booth. Booth was a very famous actor (in plays, as there were of course no movies at the time). He came from a family of famous actors....

Latest answer posted December 3, 2012 6:27 am UTC

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