Park 1Noel ParkProfessor LimHistory 10818 December 2012Lincoln’s Impact on the USA during the Civil WarIn the history of the United States there have been many presidents. These presidents have both done harm and good to this country. This nation today is formed by the efforts of all of the presidents and is stilling growing to benefit the public. There have been many revolutionary presidents and one of them would have to be President Abraham Lincoln. As president, Lincoln accomplished many goals and set new goals that he strived to accomplish. As president, Lincoln strived to devote his life to impact the world of slavery. At first Lincoln’s views of blacks was very discriminating and this could have been because in America everyone looked down upon slavery. Later during his presidency Lincoln found that slavery was a very heartless thing to do to humans. The main problem that Lincoln had to face was keeping the nation together even though they didn’t agree on the views of slavery. On December 20, 1860 seven states including, South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas, seceded from the Union.1A little later on April 17, 1861, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina seceded from the Union and thus made an eleven state country, separate from the Union, called The Confederate States of America.2In the end Lincoln reigned victorious because of his determination and leadership. From this war Lincoln’s presidency can be viewed as highly 1 Thomas J. DiLorenzo, The Real Lincoln(New York: Three Rivers Press, 2003), 33.2 DiLorenzo, The Real Lincoln, 33.