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The man who steered our country through its most difficult time, is our former President, Abraham Lincoln. He was a man born to save the lives of millions of slaves. He was a political genius and he would not hear of letting the Union split apart. The Civil War was the bloodiest ever fought on our soil. I, personally, believe if anyone else had been elected President we would have two countries and not the great United States of America that we live in today. He was a political genius.
“The greatness of Napoleon, Caesar or Washington is only moonlight by the sun of Lincoln. His example is universal and will last thousands of years…He was bigger than his country—bigger than all the Presidents together…and as a great character he will live as long as the world lives.” —–Leo Tolstoy
This is from a commentary on Abraham Lincoln’s nomination for President
“Why, if the old Greeks had had this man, what trilogies of plays—what epics—-would have been made out of him! How the rhapsodies have recited him! How quickly that quaint tall form would have enter’s into the region where men vitalize gods, and gods divinify men! But Lincoln, his times, this death—-great as any, any age—-belong altogether to our own.”
Part of his greatness was that he immediately asked the men who were his rivals for the Presidency to work with him. . He used these men to staff his cabinet and together they worked to save our Union and to free the millions of slaves in the country. The motto then was Liberty and Union Forever.
He wrote and gave the Emancipation Proclomation. He and his cabinet also got the thirteenth ammendment passed into law. He worked for everyone’s dignity during the war and did lose his oldest son, Robert to the war. He also started the first brigades of black men. Men who wanted to fight for the man who set them free. Lincoln had the ability to bring out the best of the Cabinet and Congess. Each man’s strengths were identified and used for the betterment of the Union.
His assasination before his second term was expired, hurt the South very much. Lincoln had plans for the Reconstruction of the South and lost his life to a bullet from the gun of John Wilkes Booth. The war was over. General Lee had already surrendered. President Lincoln’s carefully designed plans to stitch the Union back together were not carried out by President Jackson.
So, Mr. President Lincoln, we thank you and bless you. May you forever rest in peace.,