Abraham Lincoln's Great Is Too Great

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Lincoln’s Great Is Too Great It is highly recognized that praise or credit is given upon an individual who has worked for and therefore deserves it. And in that same sense is it greatly admired and praised highly of when you rip only what you sow and not of others work. It will be quite ignorant and frankly unfair not consider the legal abolishing of an individual being a property to another by Abraham Lincoln as an act of little worth because even though it relieved not all blacks from this treacherous act, it nevertheless relived some. However, even though I do recognize that the act did something prominent, it did also in some sense not free blacks from much burden when critically analyzed. This …show more content…
As stated earlier, slavery presents itself in different forms. Whether it be owning a human as property or your negative and unfair attitude towards someone in terms of racism. The assertion that one color is superior to another therefore is a form of slavery. When assessing president Abraham Lincoln’s character, it is very crucial to recognize that he was against slavery yet was racist, his words consistently contradicted themselves, his reasons for helping to end slavery wasn’t from his strong dislike for the act, and lastly, he had a very weak moral and value judgment. Society can advance in technology and in many other sectors of life however, if individuals in that society value gain, hatred and benefits over morals and humane thoughts then that society will eventually get dragged back down. The end of blacks being properties in America did not really mean freedom because deep down many Whiteman still did not recognize and admit that their hatred towards blacks was inhumane and morally wrong. This failure of recognition and acceptance eventually paved its way even into modern society where although blacks aren’t property many still dislike them and feel superior towards them. Abraham Lincoln’s help in ending slavery was important yet what’s even more important would been his valuing of blacks as humans not merely creatures. Actions are good yet morals, values and your attitude towards some is just as good as well. Lincoln states, “I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negros, nor qualifying them to hold office….; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the Whiteman and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality.” This statement

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