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COMPARISON OF HITLER AND LINCOLN 1A Comparison of Adolf Hitler and Abraham LincolnJullian Gates, Daniel Pflughaupt, Martina Southerland, Michael VernonUniversity of Houston-VictoriaLeadership MGMT 4305
COMPARISON OF HITLER AND LINCOLN 2Throughout history, the human race has seen a multitude of leaders varying greatly in strength, style, morality, and popularity. Two of these leaders were Adolf Hitler and Abraham Lincoln, both were strong leaders that maintained striking similarities and differences. These men at face value appear to be polar opposites and in many ways, such as morality, they are. However, even more interesting than exploring the differences between them is exploring the similarities between a man that pursued the end of slavery and a man who pursued the enslavement and slaughter of millions. LincolnAbraham Lincoln was born in Hodgenville Kentucky on February 12, 1809 to Nancy andThomas Lincoln, in a one-room lodge cabin on the Sinking Spring farm. Lincoln had an older sister, Sarah, and a younger brother, Thomas, who died as an infant. The family moved to Indiana when Lincoln was eight years old and the following year his mother died from tremolos, which is a milk poisoning. His father remarried a woman named, Sara Bush Johnston. Lincoln quickly bonded with his stepmother and she encouraged him to read also to get an education. Lincoln's sister, Sarah, died while giving birth to her stillborn baby boy in January 1828.The deaths left Lincoln with much distress and led him to live as a loner. Lincoln became an avid reader, he read the King James Bible several times front-to-back. Around the farm Lincoln embraced his responsibilities and chores and, as he grew tall and fit, he became very handy with an axe. In March of 1830 fearing an outbreak along the Ohio River his family moved to Illinois, a non-slave holding state, in Macon County. His family was moving again to Coles country. At twenty-two years old Lincoln decided to part ways from his family and began splitting wood for a living. He traveled around and ended up in New Salem in Sangamon County where he got a job delivering goods by boat from New Salem to New Orleans. Lincoln lived majority of his life
COMPARISON OF HITLER AND LINCOLN 3in free-slave states and for the first time he witnessed slavery in New Orleans. While in New Salem Lincoln begun a romantic relationship with Ann Rutledge and in 1835 she died at the age of twenty-two of typhoid fever. On November 4, 1842, Lincoln married Mary Todd, the daughterof a wealthy slave holding man, from Lexington Kentucky. In 1844 the couple bought a house in Springfield, Illinois near his law office. They had four boys, Robert, Edward, Willie and Thomas Lincoln. Son Edward Lincoln died of tuberculosis at the age of four. Son Willie Lincoln, who was born on December 20th, 1850, caught a fever and died at the age of twelve. Son Thomas Lincoln, died of heart failure at the age of eighteen. Abraham then went into a state of clinical depression.

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