Essay about The Legacy Of President Lincoln

746 Words Dec 7th, 2015 3 Pages
Now that we as a nation stand at the end of that bloody conflict which threatened to tear us apart, we are compelled to remember those who died fighting to preserve our nation and the ideals on which it stands. Specifically we now remember and mourn the most recent person who gave their last full measure of devotion to this great cause, President Lincoln. On the fifteenth day of April in the year of our Lord 1865, our nation suffered the loss of our great president who was shot and murdered by a traitor who would rather see our nation torn apart (72). Whilst we mourn his loss, we must remember the cause that he had devoted the entirety of his life to. Despite his humble beginnings, President Lincoln was destined and determined to have a lasting legacy (21). This impact would come in the form of finishing the work left to do by our founding fathers (74). Two questions that were left unanswered by this nation’s fathers were whether or not our republican nation could survive as an indivisible entity, and what would become of slavery (74). President Lincoln knew that these two issues were related, and that their answers were crucial to the future of our nation. In our day and age, no single issue has divided our nation more than the issue of slavery has. Mr. Lincoln was well aware that our country could not long endure this divide and that our nation must either become all free or all slave if it were to survive (30). He also deeply opposed slavery and did not want to…

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