THE PROFILE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809-April 15, 1856) served as the 16th president of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. he successfully led the county through its greatest constitutional, military and moral crisis the American Civil war by preserving the union by force while ending slavery and promoting economic modernization . He was mostly self educated. He became a county Lawyer an Illinois state legislator and a one term member senate. He was an affectionate, though often absent husband, and father of four children. Abraham Lincoln was an out spoken opponent of the expansion of slavery in the united states, which he identify articulated in his company debates and
I only did this because Alfred Smith, who was running against my cousin Theodore Roosevelt Jr. in the presidential race, asked me to. I gave nominating speeches for Smith at the 1924-1928 Democratic conventions. I was reelected two years later also. Tell us about some of your cabinet members that had the most influence on your presidential career. I appointed Frances Perkins as the Department of Labor because she had helped New York reform so well.
In 1840, they formed the liberty party in an effort to elect an American president who would abolish slavery. Their nominee, James Gillespie Birney, was a former slaveholder turned abolitionist from Alabama. Birney had converted to abolitionism and moved to Ohio. In 1837, he had become executive secretary of the American Anti- Slavery Society. In the 1840 election, he polled only seven thousand votes, but in 1844 he won sixty thousand, and from that time forth an anti-slavery party contested every national election until Abraham Lincoln won the presidency in 1860.
President: William McKinley Political Party: Republican Years as President: 4 Years Defeated Party: Benjamin Harrison Political Background: When the Civil War ended, McKinley returned to Ohio to begin his career in law and politics. He studied law at Albany Law School and, after passing the bar exam in 1867, began his legal practice in Canton, Ohio. At a Canton picnic in 1869—the year he entered politics—McKinley met and began courting his future wife, Ida Saxton, marrying her two years later. He was twenty-seven and she was twenty-three at the time. Although practicing law was his profession, being involved with the Republican organization secured his future.
The couple had four sons together, two of whom would die tragically while still children. Then, in 1846, Lincoln was elected to U.S. Congress, and moved to Washington to serve out his term, where he spoke out against the Mexican War and unsuccessfully attempted to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia. In 1849, Lincoln returned to Springfield to resume his career as a lawyer and devote more time to his family. His political life seemed to be over. But when the slavery question heated up in the middle 1850s, Lincoln took to the stump again, running unsuccessfully for Senate in 1854 and 1858.
In document L, which is a speech given by a young African American in 1819 who was a valedictorian of his New York free school, states how even 36 years later after the Revolution he could not get a job because of his nationality. He states, “ No one will employ me; white boys won’t work with me.” This is showing how even 36 years later the United States of America still has not revolutionized. In document M Abigail Adams, John Adams wife, says do not forget the
On the trippes the doctor and Dred meet their wives. Some times they went to Illinois and Wisconsin, but there it were not allowed to have slaves. So when the doctor died, and Dred Scott was given to the doctor’s brother-in-law, Dred soud the Brother-in-law, because he did not believed he belongs to him anymore. Dred Scott, was the first African American to sue his owner. First Dred Scott was owned by the Blow family, but at a time the family got financially
"In the fall of 1970 Clinton entered Yale Law School. While at Yale Clinton met Hillary Rodham, a Wellesley College graduate from suburban Chicago. Together they worked for George McGovern's presidential campaign in Texas during the summer and fall of 1972." 1974 is when Bill Clinton entered and attempted to win his firs political race even though Clinton lost everyone was surprise that it was such a right race because his opponent only won by having won 52% of the votes. "In 1974, Clinton entered his first political race.
Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave The story begins by telling the reader that Frederick Douglass does not know the date of his birth in Tuckahoe, Maryland, but most likely around 1818. His mother died when he was 7 years old. This does not affect Douglass very much because he was separated from his mother when he was very young. His father was believed to be a white man, and most people thought that Douglass was the son of his owner Captain Anthony. Douglass is moved to Baltimore, Maryland.
Ryan Tatrai Paper #2 November 6th, 2013 Professor Veronica Wilson The United States in the 1960s “We Will Overcome” -LBJ Lyndon Baines Johnson lived from August 27, 1908 to January 22, 1973, he was a Democrat from Texas and he served in federal offices from 1937 to 1969. His positions in office were the 36th President of the United States, in office from 1963 until 1969; were he shocked the nation saying “I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president” (I got this from the movie we watched in class). Prior to being President, Johnson was the 37th Vice President under John F. Kennedy, before that he was a Senator, and a Representative. Johnson’s presidency was not the smoothest one