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Abraham Lincoln

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states. Although this didn’t end slavery once and for all, it struck the hearts of many people and allowed them to imagine and envision a world without slavery, and a world where people were equal. Furthermore, Lincoln was a highly persuasive, motivational, and encouraging person. During the Civil War, his speeches and words of wisdom pushed many of the people to continue fighting for a cause they believed in. At a cemetery in Gettysburg, Lincoln said, "that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-- that 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.". Through such a moving speech, he was able to convey to the people that everyone deserved freedom and they all had the right to, in a sense, to govern themselves. This speech although only 273 words long, became one of the most important speeches in American history because in it, he mentioned topics that was never openly declared before, much less by a president. He spoke about the principles of human equality, a "new birth of freedom", and self-government. This became the threshold of future rebellions and disagreements about human rights and rights given by the Declaration of Independence.

In 1864, Lincoln won the re-election and with a whole new term, he planned on creating peace between the northerners and the southerners. He encouraged Southerners to lay down their arms and join speedily in reunion. This marked a major accomplishment because he was able to connect and rekindle the unity between the North and the South.

Through his two terms of presidency, Abraham Lincoln made a huge impact on the United States and his accomplishments are still remembered till this day. He was a successful president not only because he was able to solve the reconcile the North and South of the country and end the Civil War, but also because he started a revolution for freedom. He not only believed in the freedom for wealthy, white male, but also the freedom of slaves who were still, at the time, known to be property. Lincoln was influential and his actions proved to be influential in future events and actions taken by presidents next in line. He was and continues to be a role model to presidents today and in the future.


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