Abraham Lincoln is one of America’s most loved presidents. He was the 16th president of the U.S. He helped stopped slavery while he was in the Civil War.
He had a very strong opinion against slavery. He helped many people in his time of leadership. He was born on February 12th, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky. He grew up in a small log cabin with his family of five. His wife, Mary Todd Lincoln and their four boys, Robert Todd Lincoln, William Wallace Lincoln, Todd Lincoln and Edward Baker Lincoln. All of his four sons ended up passing away due to sickness. The first son passed away in 1862. Abraham Lincoln loved reading and learning which helped him become a self taught lawyer as well as a legislator.
He helped the Union win the war at Antietam on September 22, 1865. After the Union won, he helped the United States stop slavery. Abraham Lincoln created and enforced The Emancipation Proclamation (Jan. 1st, 1836) made it possible for slaves to be free in the states. Not including border states.
This rule took place after the win during the Antietam war. While Lincoln was in office he also gave the Gettysburg Address (1863) speech which Lincoln gave which mostly covered what the war was about as well as the matter of Founding Fathers. The speech also including the Declaration of Independence as well as its importance. Human equality and why it was so important was a couple of the main points presented in the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln rarely had any fights with other commanders or leaders. George McClellan was one of the commanders that Lincoln ended up having issues with during the Civil War.
McClellan wouldn’t listen to President Lincoln during the Civil War. Due to that issue, Lincoln had to remove him from being in charge and he had to take over. Abraham Lincoln changed the world but freeing slaves.
The way he acted and responded towards the matters that he had to face while being president made most disagreements easier to be dealt with. He was able to save millions of lives and be able to speak out toward what he believed in. Some of his ideas did not go into action right away. Although that was the case sometimes, he was able to make it clear what he wanted to happen and how he was going to make it happen. Many people looked up to him for that during the time he was in control.
The effect that Abraham Lincoln’s accomplishments had on the world helps me to better understand that if I put my mind to something, sometimes it isn’t always going to work the first time. I will have to keep trying to improve and become better and then it will work if I don’t give up on it.Abraham Lincoln died April 14, 1865. He was shot by an actor John Wilkes Booth while he was at a play at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America. He fought against slavery during the Civil War. Lincoln made it possible for slaves to be free in the majority of states in America. He was an honest president who many people looked up to.
He also made it very clear how important it is to treat everyone equally. I think Abraham Lincoln set an amazing example on not giving up and being honest in everything we do although it might be difficult.