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ABRAHAM LINCOLN


When people are asked to identify which president they feel had the greatest impact on our history, Lincoln's name consistently comes up. But why? Lincoln had little formal education and did not serve in public office but for brief periods prior to becoming president. In short, based on his background, Lincoln would not seem to be someone likely to succeed as President. Yet his innate wisdom and humanity made him one of the greatest of the nation's Chief Executives. He was an exceptional administrator, and an admirable commander in chief who did a masterful job of articulating the moral goals of the war for he strongly believed in the preservation of one nation indivisible. (The Civil ...

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and I have no inclination to do so." He then warned that he did not recognize the secession from the union of the southern states: "...no State, upon its own mere motion can lawfully get out of the union...resolves and ordinances to that effect are legally void...acts of violence within any State or States against the authority of the United States are insurrectionary or revolutionary....I therefore consider that in view of the Constitution and the laws, the Union is unbroken, and to the extent of my ability I shall take care, as the Constitution itself expressly enjoins upon me, that the laws of the Union be faithfully executed in all the States. Doing this I deem to be only a simple duty on my part, and I shall perform it so far as practicable unless my rightful authoritative manner direct the contrary. I trust this will not be regarded as a menace, but only as the declared purpose of the Union that it will constitutionally defend and maintain itself....In doing this there ...

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of the world democracy as the central issue of the Civil War.
Lincoln, a self-educated man, displayed the courage and strength to take charge
Lincoln came to power at a unique time, with a unique opportunity to decide the fate of the nation--and take charge he did. He took the oath of office swearing to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States". Unfortunately at that time, the Southern states were seceeding from the Union. Lincoln understood, if he allowed the Southern states to seceed, there would be no Constitution to uphold.

Outgoing President Buchanan thought not only secession was illegal, but also the use of force to prevent it. Lincoln was ...

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