Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln’s power was not given to him but was earned and deserved. He was the 16th President of the United States, serving from 1861-1865. The certain power that Lincoln had was obviously control over the whole of the United States and America. He was raised in a poor family and was mostly self-educated. He became a country lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, and a one-term member of the United States House of Representatives. He was an affectionate, though often absent, husband and father of four children.

Lincoln also led America through the Great American Civil War, concentrating on the military and political strategies.

Abraham Lincoln gained his power when he became president and used that power for the freedom of many people. Throughout his leadership, Lincoln managed to control and overcome slavery in America and also planned thoroughly for the war and how to outsmart his fellow countrymen. The war began on April 12 1861 – a year after Lincoln was elected into presidency – and ended April 9 1865. Six days later Abraham Lincoln was shot at point blank range mortally wounding him. After laying in a coma for nine hours, Lincoln died.

There were lots of things that Abraham used his power for such as slavery, freedom  and the civil war. Slavery had been a big part of America, as a large majority of other countries at that time, and was becoming more and more inhuman. On October 16, 1854, in his “Peoria Speech”, Lincoln declared his opposition to slavery, which he repeated en route to the presidency. Speaking with a very powerful voice,he said the Kansas Act had a “declared indifference, but as I must think, a covert real zeal for the spread of slavery. I cannot but hate it. I hate it because of the monstrous injustice of slavery itself. I hate it because it deprives our republican example of its just influence in the world…”

Abraham Lincoln did not show any signs of being corrupt as president. He helped thousands of people out of slavery and into freedom and tried his best not to start the American Civil War as much as possible. He wasn’t self-centred at all, always looking out for and considering others before himself, and came from a very trying and humble background.

Overall, Lincoln was a good person and president (possibly one of the most known and acknowledged), and made a reasonably positive impact towards society. Although there were people, like the Unions, who opposed what he thought and decided to take matters into their own hands, such as John Wilkes Booth, the man who managed to assassinate him. Lincoln tried to help as many American citizens as was humanly possible as he could. Abraham Lincoln was able to ‘Unite’ the “United States of America”.  I would classify Lincoln as a ‘Good’ person because of everything he did and stood for.

Lincoln has been memorialized in many town, city, and county names,including the capital of Nebraska. The first public monument to Abraham Lincoln was a statue erected in front of the District of Columbia City Hall in 1868, three years after his assassination. Lincoln’s name and image appear in numerous other places, such as the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. and Lincoln’s sculpture on Mount Rushmore.

– by Jarryd Noller, 11ENG

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13 thoughts on “Abraham Lincoln

  1. I find it interesting that although Abraham was self taught, he was still able to achieve greatness and become an awesome role model for others.
    i agree that he was a good man, because he used his powers to help others and change the world for good.

    • I agree with Paige. There were lots of things that Abraham used his power for such as ending slavery, freedom and the civil war.

  2. I had never known much about Lincolin, so this was pretty good in informing me. He seemed to be a born and genuine leader, shame he was gunned down for doing possibly one of the greatest acts in history.

  3. WOW! You know what you’re talking about…this piece is amazing and should be published. Completely informative, giving genuine insight into the great man that Abraham Lincoln was.

  4. I also agree that Abraham Lincoln is a ‘Good’ person because what he did for his country especially everyone was very inspiring to others. He is a great role model that i believe everyone around the world should look up to him because he changed the world about slavery and also he help others too.

  5. He’s a good kid this one. using his powers for right and sticking by America during civil war and using his powers to embolish slavery in the South. Well done 🙂

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  8. Jarryd,

    Although Lincoln was instrumental in abolishing slavery, he violated the sanctity of the U.S. Constitution by trampling on states rights. Most everyone thinks the Civil War was ONLY fought over slavery but that was but a small part. The Confederate States benefited from cheap labor and became wealthy because of it. They had their own means of generating revenue and commerce without the aid of the federal government. They also had the right to seceed from the union when they realized their individual state sovereignty was about to be compromised. Lincoln led the fight to keep that from happening by pitting brother against brother and father against son. A despicable act in and of itself. The northern states wanted their cut of the revenue and the only way that could happen was to end slavery, hence a lot of the labor pool migrated northward. Ultimately the war was fought over money and human capital. Slavery should have ended a much different way than it did. Always consider this when reading and learning about Lincoln.

  9. This piece is opinion at best. While Lincoln can be credited for ending slavery it would have soon been abolished anyway. We were the first country to illegalize slavery while it still is in many countries today. But what u dont mention about this, is that he was a professed racist (please do look that up) and used antislavery propaganda to force an unconstitutional war against his own people. I implore u to look up what the union army did to civilian women, children and the native people’s and tell me straight faced that isn’t war crimemail at its most basic definition. This isn’t even the ONLY illegal thing Lincoln used his power for. I am a Cherokee native. It’s common knowledge what happened to us during his administration and natives werentered the only to suffer for his idea of “progress” but nice p.c. example of social conditionin we have going on here LOL

  10. This is NOT an objective writing about Abraham Lincoln and it reflects the very poor and biased version of history which is taught in our schools. For every positive Abraham Lincoln produced a negative materialized. His presidency laid the foundation for almost every single perversion of the constitution.

    I think that Lincoln grew to regret some of the choices he made that led up to the war at the time he was overreacting and trying to show his “power”. The civil war could have easily been avoided.

  11. Abraham Lincoln was a murderous thug who used the military to massacre the native Americans and take their land. Made promises and signed treaties with no intention of honoring them. He was a predecessor to Adolf Hitler who murdered the Jews. He is no hero. He is a mass murderer.

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