Why Is Abraham Lincoln A Good President

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Abraham Lincoln Essay Gurpreet Singh November 7, 2012 Abraham Lincoln, born on February 12, 1809, in Hardin Country, Kentucky, was the 16th president of the United States. Lincoln served as president from March 4, 1861, until April 15, 1865 when he was assassinated, during which time the Civil War between North and South took place. All in all, Abraham Lincoln could be considered a good president. As president, he worked to help many different groups of people, aided and treated the black well, and was a shrewd military commander. Some people might argue that Lincoln was not such a great president. They might point out that he did not actually think of blacks as being equal, that he felt the Union took priority of the blacks’ rights and freedom, or that he ordered and endorsed military acts which lead to the deaths of many civilians. Those people, though their points are true, are mistaken about whether they are necessarily bad things or that they make Lincoln a bad a president. The union that Lincoln referred to when he spoke of “preserving the union”, was the unity of the North American colonies. As president, Lincoln helped and treated the blacks living in America as they wanted to be treated; as human beings. He recognized many rights that black people had been denied since they had been forcibly brought over to America. People of…show more content…
He helped and treated blacks well, which put him way ahead of his time, was a shrewd military commander, and also helped many other groups of people living in America. Although he is not the God, he has been built up to be, he still did many great things for the people of America. Footnotes 1.) http://www.asjournal.org/archive/53/164.html, 2.) “Ordeal by Fire” pg. 344 3.) “Ordeal by Fire” pg. 344 4.) “Ordeal by Fire” pg. 344 5.) http://www.asjournal.org/archive/53/164.html.paragraph8 6.)
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