Essay on The Legacy Of Abraham Lincoln

1026 Words Feb 28th, 2016 5 Pages
President Abraham Lincoln once said, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” In other words, Lincoln believed that America could not be ruined by any one person but the citizens that built it. Lincoln was elected as a member of the Whig Party in 1834, which formed his views on slavery that it was not a moral wrong but a barrier to development. With his unique tactics of war and his insistence that America could be saved, Lincoln became a president no one had ever seen before. Overall, Abraham Lincoln reunified America and sheltered African Americans from slavery and inequality, all in ways no other president has ever achieved. Therefore, making Lincoln a revolutionizing hero to all of America (“Abraham”). Abraham Lincoln revitalized the nation through his vision of equality and unification of the country. During the disasters of the Civil War, Lincoln used the Gettysburg Address to make the greatest impact in uniting the nation with his state of the union speech. In addition, America was slowly being destroyed because of the disparity of the country dividing the nation. “President Lincoln rededicated the nation to the principle of human equality, and to a government that reflected that equality by advancing the economic interests of all Americans” (Richardson). Lincoln urged for an integrated nation, but believed it could not be accomplished if equality was not in order. Interests of…

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