1 Elian Dones Elysee AICE US HISTORY 30 Oct 2016 Lincoln Assignment As many know, Abraham Lincoln was of the hardest working presidents to date. He has had many great successes including his Union victory in the Civil War and his re-unification of the United States of America. But his most important and effective success was his abolishing of slavery throughout the whole United States. Although it was a long journey to get the abolishment of slavery complete, he got it done even though if it meant his views and policies of slavery changing throughout the process of it. Abraham Lincoln was a very smart man if it isn’t clear enough. Abraham Lincoln had a very intelligent way of trying to please both sides, being the North and the South. This is made tremendously clear in the following speeches and letters and proclamations: Lincoln’s 1st Inaugural Address, Lincoln’s Letter to Greeley, The Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Lincoln’s Letter to Hodges, Lincoln’s 4th Annual Message to Congress, Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address to the Nation, and finally the 13th Amendment. These pieces of history that Abraham Lincoln created showed very clearly how he went from just saving the Union of the nation, to hinting his want for emancipating the slaves and making them free men, to firmly going with his original morals of seeing slavery as a terrible, disgusting, and bad thing, and finally getting the abolishment of slavery completely finished throughout the nation.