What Is Abraham Lincoln's Role In The Civil War

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“If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time or die by suicide." (Lincoln) The quote said by Abraham Lincoln means that America or the United States will be destroyed by itself and that is also the reason we will lose our freedom. As the leader of the United States, Abraham Lincoln had a big role in the Civil War. Lincoln was able to use his political mind in order to figure out how to bring the United States together and put an end to slavery.
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Kentucky. Lincoln didn’t get to go to school very much because he was busy helping his father on the farm. He loved learning and would always be reading. At the age of
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South Carolina was the leading state that brought the other states to follow. These states had threatened to secede before, but they seceded when they were sure that the republicans would win because they were sure that the republicans would get slavery outlawed. One month after Lincoln gave his inauguration speech, the Confederate States, or the south, had attacked on Fort Sumter. As a response to the attack, Lincoln called 75,000 volunteers to serve for the Union. Lincoln during the battle was on his own without the help of Congress because they weren’t in session. (The Civil War V.6 5-7) Abraham Lincoln once said in a letter to H. L. Pierce on April 6, 1859, "Those Who Deny Freedom to Others Deserve It Not for Themselves….” Lincoln was saying that slavery is wrong and those who let it pass as “moral” don’t deserve to be free. Lincoln believed that slavery was …show more content…
The southerners had left the slaves behind to take care of the homes so that they could go and fight. Some slaves were even brought to the war, but weren’t allowed to fight because the war was known as a white man's war for some time. When Lincoln issued the Proclamation he made sure that the Confederate States would lose some power. Before the Proclamation, Europeans were considering to support the Confederate States so that they would gain control of land in the western part of the world, but many of these Europeans were abolitionists. To stop Europeans from interfering with American affairs, Lincoln made sure the Proclamation got to Europe. To avoid more trouble and time he issued the Proclamation under the Commander of Chief. (Council on Foreign

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