President Abraham Lincoln: The Separation Of The Civil War

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President Abraham Lincoln the sixteenth president of the United States, was elected in 1860. During his presidency, he had numerous attempts on his life, due to the citizen 's seeing him as a villain. Copperheads and Southern men tried infecting him (with small pox), kidnapping him, and offering a bounty on him. They finally succeeded on April 15, 1865 when President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at the theatre in Washington, D.C.1. When in power he worked towards the sustainment of the Union, He trumped over American 's rights, and suspended many during The Civil War. Contrary to popular belief, he was not a hero, he did not free the slaves. The Emancipation Proclamation was just a charter to free Southern slaves to …show more content…
A legal insurance that American citizen 's cannot be illegally detained without the right to a trail with a jury of their peers. This suspension of freedom was only towards any one suspected to be a South sympathizer, a conspirator, and/or a unwilling draftee6. Meaning that someone with Southern ties could be accused of treason, as much as someone unwilling to die in The Civil War. Yet, President Abraham Lincoln without worry allowed this to occur.
Moreover, the Writ of Habeas Corpus is mentioned in Article I, as well as the Separation of Powers; which states that only Congress has the power to suspend laws. Although, eventually President Lincoln did receive Congress 's permission, the previous civilians incarcerated are examples of his tyranny, and his facile exercise of power; to overstep his boundaries. Hence, implementing Congress to rule after The Civil War, that the President could never again respond to suspend the Writ of Habeas Corpus on his own7.
Nevertheless, to some President Abraham Lincoln might be a Hero. His
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There could be an assumption that he might have valued immigration, due to his travels to places such as New Orleans, which gave him exposure to numerous backgrounds.8 Exiguous American 's can speculate that he possesses noble characteristics, such as humility for replying to an eleven year old 's letter9. Due to these conjectures some bestow the title of hero unto him. Thus earning him pieces of literature that honor his nonexistent bravery, and honesty; pieces such as: Lincoln and liberty, O Captain! My Captain!, and When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom 'd. In Lincoln and Liberty they refer to President Lincoln being the nations best choice for the presidency due to his honesty and courage, yet President Abraham did not once participate in war, like past presidents, for example George Washington10. O Captain! My Captain! alludes to the reformation plan being a ship on a voyage, the President as it 's captain, the success as its arrival to it 's destination, and of course President Lincoln 's death as the captain laying dead on the deck11. The poem lacks to mention is the South 's point of view, where the people did not want to fallow the Unions way of rule, that threatened slavery. When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom 'd, shows how he will always be mourned for his accomplishments12. All pieces displaying some peoples ignorance for remaining

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