PRESIDENT ESSAY FEDERAL GOVERMENT - President Abraham...

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President Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln, the 16thpresident of the United States, is considered to be one of the most prominent and greatest presidents in history due to his accomplishments. His name is everywhere: money, parks, statues, books, museums, schools and universities; there is even a memorial built in Washington D.C. to recount his life and accomplishments. Although his life ended too soon, he left a legacy behind uniting the United States and preserving it as one nation. Despite the obstacles during the civil war and the issues with slavery, Lincoln overcame them and left the nation in a strong condition ready for reconstruction and growth. Lincoln had many successes as a president and is a symbol of our country. Lincoln was a very complex man, with a unique combination of distinguishedqualities. He was humble and very confident in his own superior abilities. To this dayhe is known as “Honest Abe”. Lincoln was possessed with intelligence and determination, which enabled him to succeed in the struggles during the 1800’s. He entered office with little experience as a government administrator and was unfamiliar with executive functions. However, when in doubt, he always knew whereto find answers: books. During the first battle of the Civil War, Lincoln didn’t know much about fighting a war. Thus, he started reading books and researching in order to come up with great techniques to win the war. Lincoln was very compassionate toward his country and the American people through his speeches and movements. On November 19,1863, Lincoln attended the dedication of the military cemetery at Gettysburg for those thousands of Americans who had died in the battle and gave a speech. In his speech, Lincoln explained the meaning of the war and his desire that it
would create “a new birth of freedom” to the United States. He wanted to express thenations ideals to the American people and remind them “all men are created equally”. In his First Inaugural Address Speech, he tried to convince the South to hold back on succeeding and prove that a republic founded on liberty and democracy could remain. He implored the South not to demolish the democratic self-government. Lincoln attempted to avoid war with the South but had no choice le after the Confederate fired upon Fort Sumter declaring war.

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