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Paper-Abraham lincoln - As the sixteenth President of the...

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As the sixteenth President of the United States of America, honored Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) did excellent work for the nation. In the 1850s, a pronounced sectionalism had developed between the industrial North and agricultural South. The two sections disagreed about economics, statehood, and slavery- issues that, in the minds of politically active Southerners, comprised one main issue: states’ rights. There are many accomplishments done by Abraham Lincoln, but the greatest ones that are admired by many throughout the history are he freed slaves and preserved the Union. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, son of Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln near Hodgenville in Hardin County, Kentucky. He self-taught to be a lawyer and started his political career by winning election to the House of Representatives in Illinois on August 4, 1834. On March 3, 1837, the first time he cleared himself publically against the use of slavery. He began debating with Democrat Stephen Douglas to run for the President of the United States on August 21, 1858, and he won the election and became the President of the US in 1861. Abraham was elected as the president during the time of serious crisis which started even before his Inauguration, and there were already some states starting to secede from the Union. He was a “common man who rose to uncommon heights and produced uncommon accomplishments” (Abraham Lincoln, 12). During his inauguration in March 1861, he announced his point of view that he was the president “to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution” (Abraham Lincoln, 5). Being anti- slavery but not an abolitionist, Abraham Lincoln believed that the use of slavery
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would lead to the economic doom and the country would be exhausted. Lincoln’s platform was: no slavery in the territories. Southerners were upset with Lincoln’s plan, as well as the fact that Lincoln won the election. Therefore, southerners denied the power of constitution of the government to limit slavery extension. To keep the stated united, Lincoln stated that he had no power or desire to ban southern states from using slaves, only if it prevented them from seceding. He believed Congress should not interfere with using slave in some states, but he considered it was irony to have slave in Washington DC. What Abraham Lincoln contributed here was he tried not to inflame the sectional differences to avoid the war, but that only delayed the war temporarily.
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