Essay On Abraham Lincoln Timeline

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Final Paper and Timeline Lisa M. Mech September 17, 2011 His-115 U.S. History to 1865 Erica J. Moore 1. On February 12, 1809 Abraham Lincoln was born. Lincoln became the 16th President of the United States serving from March 1816 till his assassination in 1865. He led the country thought what was called the great constitutional, military, and moral crisis. The American Civil War was there to preserve the Union and ending era of slavery and also promoting economic and financial modernization (Wikipedia, 2011). Lincoln opposed the expansion to slavery in his campaign debates and his many speeches were then he was elected president in 1860. In 1861 the war started after the declarations of secession by all of the southern…show more content…
Lincoln finally replaced the general of the war and when it was time for general Ulysses S. Grant to try his quest he was the only on that succeeded in 1865 (Wikipedia, 2011). The time came when Lincoln was being attacked from all sides. He was being attacked by the Radical Republicans. The Radical republicans wanted harsher treatment of the South. Also he was being attacked from the War Democrats because they wanted more compromise and the Copperheads hated him all together. In 1863 Lincolns Gettysburg Address became the most quoted speech in American history. Just six days after surrendering of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee, Lincoln was shot and killed by Jon Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. marked the first ever assassination of any United State President and Lincoln is also known as the most decorated President and has been ranked by scholars as one on the greatest U.S. Presidents today (Wikipedia, 2011). Harriet Tubman was born as Araminta Ross March, 1822 and died on March 10, 1913, she was a very decorated African American she was a abolitionist, humanitarian, and was a spy for the Union Army
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