Abraham Lincoln: A True Hero
this made him a significant hero. Abraham Lincoln was a hero for how he helped in the civil war during his presidency. According to an article about Abraham Lincoln on Bio.com, “He distributed $2 million from the Treasury for war material without an appropriation from the Congress; he called for 75,000 volunteers into military service without a declaration of war; and he suspended the writ of habeas corpus, arresting and imprisoning suspected Confederate sympathizers without a warrant”. In January 1, 1863 Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which stated that people who were held as slaves in the rebel states should be free. Although this did not affect the rebel states because the North didn’t have any control of the southern states and the proclamation didn’t apply to border states. The heroic actions of Abraham Lincoln leaded the Union to success on April 9, 1865 when General Robert E. Lee surrendered his forces to Union General Ulysses S.