Abraham Lincoln's Effectiveness

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1. I can analyze Lincoln’s effectiveness as a wartime leader. Abraham Lincoln was one of the nation’s greatest leaders, and was championed greatly by his victory as president of the United States, in the civil war. Lincoln was very determined in preserving the union and went to great measures to do so. He was well liked by many, and always seemed to make the right move at the right time. He was very courteous in his decisions, (as seen in the case of fort Sumter) and maintained his diplomacy. His morals fit very well with the time period, which allowed him to display strong leadership and decision making. He also had a strong sense of humor, and was able to connect with the common soldier during the war. He visited battle fronts, and educated himself on war and modern weaponry. Jefferson Davis on the other hand, was more or less the opposite of Lincoln. Davis possessed little to no leadership, and defined himself in narrow measures as the president of the confederacy. He opted many questions to the confederate congress, and personally chose many of his comrades to high ranking officers, similar to Andrew Jackson's tactics in his era of presidency. He was also unable to provide the south with effective methods of mobilization, transportation, and food. His main goal was to get Great Britain and other European countries to support the confederate cause, which he failed to do as well. His rule was significantly less effective, than the leadership of Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln is remembered for his vital role as the leader in preserving the Union during the Civil War and beginning the process (Emancipation Proclamation) that led to the end of slavery in the United States. He is also remembered for his character and leadership, his speeches and letters, and as a man of humble origins whose determination and perseverance led him to the nation's highest office. President
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