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60 Free Essays on Abraham Lincoln

  1. Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. Born in a log cabin in the backwoods, Lincoln was almost entirely self-educated. In 1831 he settled in New Salem, Ill., and worked as a storekeeper, surveyor, and postmaster while studying law. The story of his brief lo

  2. Abraham Lincoln Summary 23

    Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham (1809-65), 16th president of the United States (1861-65), who steered the Union to victory in the American Civil War and abolished slavery. Early Life Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, near Hodgenville, Kentucky, the son of Nancy Hanks and Thomas Lincoln, pi

  3. Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis

    Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis Sunny Herren American History Mrs.Lynn 5 February 1997 In this report I compare two great historical figures: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president, steered the Union to victory in the American Civil War and abolished slavery, a

  4. Abraham Lincoln: Biography

    Abraham Lincoln: Biography Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was very important to the past history of our country. He helped to abolish slavery in this country and kept the American Union from splitting apart during the Civil War. At 22, he moved to New Salem, Illinois.

  5. Abraham Lincoln One of the Gre

    On February 12, 1809 a boy was born unto Thomas and Nancy Lincoln in a one room log cabin on Nolin Creek near Hodgenville, Kentucky. Who would know that this son of a farmer and a boy with not much education would grow up to be not only the 16th President of the United States but also one of the mo

  6. Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln was born in 1809. Abraham Lincoln was a tall thin bearded man. He became the 16th president of the United States of America. He grew up in a log cabin and freed the slaves. He had many siblings and children and died in 1865. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 18

  7. Abraham Lincoln Summary 22

    Abraham Lincoln: a true American that made the United States a more unified nation, and a more peaceful place to be. Lincoln was a man of great wisdom and determination, and these traits are what made him into one of the greatest peacemakers of the time. Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamatio

  8. Abraham Lincoln in the Eyes of Machiavelli

    Abraham Lincoln: A Loved Leader Abraham Lincoln is considered my many as the greatest president of American history. Freeing the slaves, winning the Civil War, and saving the Union are among his many great achievements. Without him, the world would be completely different then what it is today,

  9. Abraham Lincoln and Slavery

    Abraham Lincoln and Slavery What did Abraham Lincoln do and think regarding slavery during the Civil War? In Abraham's First Inaugural Address he states "I do but quote from one of those speeches when I declare that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of

  10. Abraham Lincoln Summary 14

    In 1860, the Republican Party on an antislavery platform nominated Abraham Lincoln for president. He ran against Douglas, a northern Democrat; John C. Breckinridge, a Southern pro-slavery Democrat; and John Bell, the nominee of the Constitutional Union Party. Because of this division in the Democr

  11. Abraham Lincoln Summary 15

    Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the U.S (1861-1865) who brought the Union to victory in the Civil War. Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Kentucky. His father was Thomas Lincoln and his mother was Nancy Hanks, both were pioneer farmers. When Abraham Lincoln was two they moved to n

  12. Abraham Lincoln vs. Jefferson Davis

    Abraham Lincoln was a very effective leader throughout the Civil War. Although he had no prior military experience, he proved to be an asset throughout the war. According to his contemporary critics, Abraham Lincoln's Presidential record was notable for his despotic use of power and his blatant disr

  13. Abraham Lincoln Summary 11

    Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln has been depicted as a very gifted orator and noble leader of our country. He is often compared with Shakespeare, due to his ability to say amazingly profound words. He is a very important symbol of our country's history. Lincoln definitely led an interesting life.

  14. Abraham Lincoln Summary 19

    Abraham Lincoln Why I chose to research Abraham Lincoln's life. Ever since I was a small boy in elementary school, and all throughout my grade school days, there were many great names that were spoken of and taught about. Names such as George Washington, (our first president) John Hancock,

  15. Abraham Lincoln Summary 13

    Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was always known as a good and honest man. There are many other opinions that refute this statement. Many theories say that Lincoln was far from good and honest. Throughout his life he tried to do good then as president he tried to hold a nation together by tacti

  16. Major life Events of Abraham Lincoln

    Book #1 Major life Events of Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809, the second child of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Lincoln in the Sinking Spring Farm in Hardin County, Kentucky. Thomas was a strong and determined pioneer who f

  17. Abraham Lincoln Paper

    Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), the sixteenth President of the United States, successfully led his country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War, only to be assassinated as the war was coming to an end.[9] Before becoming the first Republican elected to

  18. Abraham Lincoln Summary 12

    Abraham Lincoln As the sixteenth American President, determined to end slavery, Abraham Lincoln finally put an end to his hard work by writing the Emancipation Proclamation. Abraham Lincoln had no intention on freeing slaves when he became president of the U.S.. Although Lincoln always believed sl

  19. Abraham Lincoln the “Great Emancipator”

    Historians rank Abraham Lincoln the “Great Emancipator”, stating him the greatest American president. The primary reasons they rank him that is since; he was the only American president to endure a full-scale civil war. And he won, despite the difficulty in doing so on many levels. He freed a la

  20. President Abraham Lincoln

    US President Abraham Lincoln wrote, that conservativism is "adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried." In the US, social conservatives emphasize traditional views of social units such as the family, church, or locale. Social conservatives would typically define family in terms of

  21. Did Abraham Lincoln Cause the Civil War?

    Did Abraham Lincoln’s sudden death make him a martyr and a hero to the cause of liberty and democracy? The history that surrounds the assassination of the President suggest he died fighting for the idea of abolishing slavery, to enable all men to be treated the same regardless of race. According t

  22. The Death of Abraham Lincoln - the Pinkey or the Bullet

    Lincoln Many people "think" that they know about the Lincoln assassination. There are two theories on the death of Abraham Lincoln. The first theory is that of John Wilkes Booth shooting Lincoln in the cerebrum. The second theory is that a doctor misplaced his pinkie finger when assisting

  23. Abraham Lincoln Summary 18

    With His Cabinet Abraham Lincoln is regarded by many historians as the greatest president ever to stand at America's helm. This reputation is extremely well deserved, as Lincoln was able to preserve the Union and gain victory in the civil war, despite his fighting an uphill battle against his o

  24. Abraham Lincoln Summary 21

    Abraham Lincoln, from the backwoods of Hodgenville Kentucky, rose to become one of the greatest presidents of the United States. During his attempt to keep the Union in the Civil War, he gained more power and authority than any president before him. A excellent politician, Lincoln was always looked

  25. Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States of America, his term lasting from 1860 to 1865. Lincoln came from humble upbringings, to becoming the most powerful man in America, Thomas (2008) stated that "Honest Abe, as he was most commonly called, is known today as a

  26. Abraham Lincoln 2

    Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Kentucky. When he was two, the Lincoln’s moved a few miles to another farm on the old Cumberland Trail. A year later, his mother gave birth to another boy, Thomas, but he died a few days later. When Lincoln was sev

  27. Abraham Lincoln Summary 16

    Abraham Lincoln: Life, Presidency, and Achievemants Abraham Lincoln, from the backwoods of Hodgenville Kentucky, rose to become one of the greatest presidents of the United States. During his attempt to keep the Union in the Civil War, he gained more power and authority than any president

  28. Abraham Lincoln as President

    Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 ' April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States. He successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War, preserving the Union and ending slavery. As the war was drawing to a close, Lincoln became the first Americ

  29. Abraham Lincoln Summary 17

    Many people remember President Abraham Lincoln as being a very gifted orator as well as a dignified leader of our country. Through his many speeches and writings, Abraham Lincoln captivated American minds and gained millions of followers. In Lincoln's "Perpetuation speech," given before the Young

  30. Reconstruction Memoir of Abraham Lincoln

    My name is Abraham Lincoln. I was born on February 12th, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. I have accomplished plenty in life, but my most memorable achievement was when I became the sixteenth president of the United States of America in 1861 and was even privileged enough to get re-elected in 1864.