Change In The Presidency Over Time

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Changes in the Presidency over Time There were many Presidents that took part or lead events that changed the country and the role for future Presidents. Two Presidents that did so were Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Abraham Lincoln kept our country together when laws around slavery threatened to break it apart and Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Social Security Act. If the Presidents did not do what they did during their Presidency the United States would be a different country and the future roles of Presidents would have been different. Abraham Lincoln saved our country from dividing into 2 separate unions and basically saved our country. He kept our country together when we were about to split due to the civil war and slavery. The South wanted to split from the North and become their own country. They wanted to keep slavery while the North and Lincoln were against it. Lincoln helped unite the country during its biggest internal conflict in its history. As the Commander of Chief he used powers of war that no President of the past had ever done before and led the troops as commanding general. With his leadership he eventually overtook the South and won the battle. During Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address he said “this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth” ( He concluded that “the Civil War had a profound objective - a new founding of the nation” ( This result changed how America would be for future Presidents. Slavery was no longer legal and the way the nation was looked upon changed as well. Even though people still weren’t equal after Lincoln’s Presidency, Lincoln still made a big impact on the country: He abolished slavery. On January 17, 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt brought up the idea

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