Abraham Lincoln The Great Emancipator Essay

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Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, is considered by many to be the greatest President in U.S. history. He is remembered for his vital to role as the leader in preserving the Union during the Civil War and beginning the process of the Emancipation Proclamation. With the Proclamation it would begin the movement to end slavery. He is also remembered for the great speeches he would give, his character, and his leadership. He was the Commander and Chief during some of the hardest times is U.S. history. With losing on the battlefield, assassination threats, and disagreement among cabinet members, Lincoln remained strong and continued to leader our nation. Everything that hit Lincoln, he continued to persevere. He would continue to fight until the Confederate army was defeated. With all these qualities I believe that Lincoln’s greatest nicknames is the Great Emancipator and Honest Abe. Lincoln is considered to be the Great Emancipator due to the fact that he had a vital role in beginning the process of leading the nation to the end of slavery. The Emancipation Proclamation did not immediately free any of the slaves in the South because it was only applied in to certain territories. Lincoln is man the man that freed the African American slaves and he always hated slavery as …show more content…
To think that African Americans are the sole purpose that gained their freedom is something that I do not believe. I believe that they needed help from someone to gain traction to start a movement against slavery and Lincoln was that person. The argument that Lincoln did not come up with the 13th amendment may be true, but with his proclamation, Lincoln tried to end slavery in the South. Lincoln was not just able to propose the amendment right away and that is why I think he went the route of the proclamation to gain support behind him and ending

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