Comparison Of Abraham Lincoln And The Civil War

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Abraham Lincoln and The Civil War Abraham Lincoln was not always a winner throughout his political journey. He lost several campaigns such as,” The Illinois General assembly, a U.S congress seat, two races for the senate and one for the VP nomination.” (Fact 4 Ln:2-3) However even after multiple failed campaigns his ambition never faulted and continued to pursue an office in the U.S government. Soon he was a top speaker in the new republican party and eventually went on to become president of the United States due to the divided southern states. No southern states supported Lincoln in this election via popular vote, but the electoral college gave him the office. Simply by him being elected and taking office as a northern republican, along …show more content…
He made sure to include himself in the war as much as possible and used his authority as commander in chief to issue orders and receive reports on the battle field. “Applying his old talent for self-education, Lincoln began to vicariously study the principles that composed contemporary military thought.” (Fact 5 Ln:9-12) Lincoln’s leadership was incomparable to any one person in this great conflict. “Lincoln…is regarded by many historians and layman as not only the foremost of our presidents but also the greatest American of all time……this frontier lawyer held the nation together through the worst crisis in its history.” This quote from his biography speaks volumes because of its simple truth. A newly elected man holding the highest office that not just any American can hold, stood tall against adversity and managed to come out on top when it was all over. He knew what had to be done on his part thus fulfilling his duties as the president and commander in chief. “A leader of weaker will or fainter vision might well …show more content…
Some battles determine the rest of your life and others can determine what you the next week. Each decision met with a consequence good or bad. Adversity separates those with a strong vision from those whom may be lacking in such a way. Coming from a background that would see numerous others like him fail, remain poor and uneducated the odds were stacked against him from the beginning. In this time period adversity was an understatement for what he wanted to be and still battled his way to very top. Upon reaching the top he was still met with this adversity, the battle never ended for him. Abraham Lincoln faced a great battle, one that would be remembered throughout American history but this battle unlike the rest during his life wasn’t fought for his gain, but for the gain of others. He faced adversity and battled for what he believed in and lead the union the way any commander in chief should lead. Still against the odds, after losses to his side, failures in the leadership and more potential conflict was able to face this adversity and win this great battle that set the tone for America changing to what it is steadily becoming today. All in all, his selfless endeavor made him a great man, in that if it had been any other person in his position, then America as well as the rest of the world would be different. There’s no way to truly see the ripples of his decisions because of the many

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