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  Abraham Lincoln - Wikiality, the Truthiness Encyclopedia
Abraham Lincoln is best known for his leadership during the Civil War and for issuing decrees that ended slavery in many slave-holding states which would lay the foundation for the eventual abolition of slavery with the passage of the 14th Amendment.
Lincoln's decision to issue the proclamation was a strategic victory as it kept British drunkards and French surrender monkeys from entering the war as allies of the Confederates.
Lincoln was one of the earliest adopters of truthiness.
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 Abraham Lincoln - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in a one-room log cabin on the 348 acre (1.4 km²) Sinking Spring Farm in the Southeast part of Hardin County, Kentucky, then considered the frontier (now part of LaRue Co., in Nolin Creek, three miles (5 km) south of Hodgenville), to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks.
Lincoln is well known for ending slavery in the United States and he personally opposed slavery as a profound moral evil not in accord with the principle of equality asserted in the Declaration of Independence.
Lincoln was the leader of the "moderates" regarding Reconstruction policy, and usually was opposed by the Radical Republicans led by Thaddeus Stevens in the House and Charles Sumner and Benjamin Wade in the Senate.
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 Firmness in the Right; How, and why, Lincoln ended slavery.(Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
This letter was not a definitive statement of Lincoln's innermost feelings about the aims of the war but, rather, a political utterance designed to smooth the way for the proclamation, which he had already written and intended to promulgate as soon as the Union army won a major victory.
Lincoln wanted white southerners in the reconstructed states to abolish slavery through their legislatures, which the Constitution did not forbid.
Lincoln argued that the question of fl citizenship was a red herring, that the real issue before the public was slavery.
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 Abraham Lincoln - MSN Encarta
Abraham's father, Thomas Lincoln, was born in Rockingham County in backcountry Virginia in 1778.
Lincoln described it as a “wild region, with many bears and other wild animals in the woods.” Later some of Nancy Hanks's relatives moved near the site the Lincolns had chosen, and a thriving frontier community gradually developed.
According to Lincoln, “no qualification was ever required of a teacher beyond readin', writin', and cipherin', to the Rule of Three.” Including a few weeks at a similar school in Kentucky, Lincoln had less than one full year of formal education in his entire life.
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 On Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln had reached the generalization of all argument upon the question of slavery and freedom -- a generalization that never has been, and probably never will be, excelled: "In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free." This is absolutely true.
Lincoln was wise enough to know that war is governed by the laws of war, and that during the conflict constitutions are silent.
Lincoln was a many-sided man, acquainted with smiles and tears, complex in brain, single in heart, direct as light; and his words, candid as mirrors, gave the perfect image of his thought.
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 Lincoln on Slavery
Abraham Lincoln is often referred to as "The Great Emancipator" and yet, he did not publicly call for emancipation throughout his entire life.
Lincoln began his public career by claiming that he was "antislavery" -- against slavery's expansion but not calling for immediate emancipation.
He vigorously supported the 13th Amendment which abolished slavery throughout the United States, and, in the last speech of his life, he recommended extending the vote to African Americans.
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 Abraham Lincoln on slavery at AllExperts
Lincoln came to national prominence as an enemy of the Slave Power, vowing to stop its expansion and put it on a course to extinction.
Lincoln also maneuvered the border states to abolish slavery on their own (all but Kentucky did so), and he secured over 180,000 fl soldiers and sailors, arguing that their sacrifice on the battlefield earned both freedom and the right to vote.
Even in the war's early stages Lincoln said that the Constitution prohibited the federal government from abolishing slavery where it already existed, but that he was intent on prohibiting its spread to the territories.
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 Abraham Lincoln Prints
Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois was born on 12th February, 1809 in Hardin county Kentucky.
Lincoln is shown sitting in a rather formal pose, and he has his hand on a small table, alongside his famous top hat.
Lincoln is presenting an impromptu speech, from the Balcony of the Astor House.
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 Abraham Lincoln Papers: Selected Bibliography
"Lincoln the Postmaster." Bulletin of the Abraham Lincoln Association 31 (June 1933): 1-9.
The Shadows Rise: Abraham Lincoln and the Ann Rutledge Legend.
Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom: The Union and Slavery in the Diplomacy of the Civil War.
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Lincoln’s apparent contradiction was a reflection of the contrast between the unrealized idealism of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and the present day political reality he faced.
Lincoln argued that the intention of this argument was to preserve the viability and advancement of the institution of slavery (pg.
Lincoln continuously cites the sanctity of inheriting the blessings of the Revolution in arguing for diplomacy.
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 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Outlines: American History (1990): Chapter Five: Lincoln attacks slavery (6/12)
He contended also that the principle of popular sovereignty was false, for slavery in the western territories was the concern not only of the local inhabitants but of the United States as a whole.
On the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown, an antislavery fanatic, who had struck a bloody blow against slavery in Kansas three years before, with the help of a few abolitionist extremists seized the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry in what is now the state of West Virginia.
South Carolina's secession from the Union, if Lincoln were elected, was a foregone conclusion for the state had long been waiting for an event that would unite the south against the antislavery forces.
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 Abraham Lincoln Institute Who We Are
PAUL H. is the principal founder of the Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc., and except for a two-year respite served as the Institute’s General Secretary since its inception in 1997 until 2005.
He serves on the Boards of both the Abraham Lincoln Association and the Abraham Lincoln Institute, is treasurer of the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia, and is a member or supporter of numerous other local and national groups concerned with the legacy of Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln before Washington: New Perspectives on the Illinois Years (University of Illinois Press, 1997); Herndon’s Informants: Letters and Interviews about Abraham Lincoln (edited with Rodney O. Davis, University of Illinois Press, 1998); and Honor’s Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln (Alfred A. Knopf, 1998), which was awarded the Lincoln Prize for 1999.
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 Abraham Lincoln's Changing Views on Slavery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Abraham Lincoln's views on slavery, which were complex and evolved greatly over the course of his private and public life, got their earliest formulation in the strongly anti-slavery household of his parents.
While in the 1860 presidential election the southern states were reviling Lincoln's name, the leaders of the abolitionist movement criticized him for being content with containing the expansion of slavery rather than calling for its eradication.
When the Civil War erupted shortly after his election to the presidency, Lincoln's primary objective was the restoration of the Union and not the abolition of slavery.
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 Abraham Lincoln's Classroom: Library
liberated Abraham Lincoln from the agonizing contradiction between his "oft-expressed personal wish that all men everywhere could be free" and his oath of office as president of a slaveholding republic.
But Lincoln, for reasons of political strategy, had to put it the other way around, viewing emancipation as a means, and very likely a necessary means, of saving the Union.
He won the Lincoln Prize in 2005 for Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery and was cowinner in 2000 for Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President.
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 essays research papers -- Abraham Lincoln And Slavery
In Abraham's First Inaugural Address he states "I do but quote from one of those speeches when I declare that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists.
He feels he should still abide by the clause because to Lincoln the intention of the lawgiver was the law.
Lincoln was a follower of the Constitution and did not plan on changing clauses.
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 Anti-Slavery Speech, by Abraham Lincoln, at Peoria, Ill., Citing Common Law (16 Oct 1854)
Lincoln afterward authorized the correction of the error into which the report here falls, with regard to the prohibition being made a condition of the deed.
Slavery pressed entirely up to the old western boundary of the State, and when rather recently a part of that boundary at the northwest was moved out a little farther west, slavery followed on quite up to the new line.
Lincoln was nominated in May 1860 (a nomination denounced by the South) and elected in November 1860, to take office the following 4 March 1861 (not 20 January as now).
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 Abraham Lincoln: Slavery and the Lincoln-Douglas Debates — FactMonster.com
He quickly came to the fore in the party as a moderate opponent of slavery who could win both the abolitionists and the conservative free-staters, and at the Republican national convention of 1856 he was prominent as a possible vice presidential candidate.
Accepting the nomination (in a speech delivered at Springfield on June 16), Lincoln gave a ringing declaration in support of the Union: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” The campaign that followed was impressive.
Lincoln challenged Douglas to a series of debates (seven were held), in which he delivered masterful addresses for the Union and for the democratic idea.
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 IMA Hero: Abraham Lincoln HT
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky.
In November, 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th President of the United States.
The Southern states were not happy with Lincoln's victory as president because they did not agree with his position against slavery.
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 Slashdoc - Abraham Lincoln And Slavery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Lincoln was different because when he was first put into office he was not for or against slavery, but leaving slavery how it was in the Constitution.
I agree with Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, because it said that the end of slavery was the purpose of the Civil War.
Lincoln had the right thoughts, and was on the right track with the Emancipation Proclamation.
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 Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln opposed slavery throughout his life, and by freeing slaves during the American Civil War, he did more to improve the lives of Black Americans than any other president.
Lincoln referred to slavery as a "monstrous injustice" and "a moral, social and political evil." With characteristic eloquence, he wrote in 1864: "I am naturally anti-slavery.
Nor did Lincoln support equal rights, as he made clear in a speech on September 18, 1858: "I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and fl races....
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 Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War: Selected Writings and Speeches
By this formula, Abraham Lincoln would remain a significant figure indeed, whether in the guise of a rustic "rail splitter," an artlessly "Honest Abe," or as the "Great Emancipator" who brought an end to American slavery.
Lincoln began his political career as a loyal Whig, before the politicization of the slavery question prompted that party’s disintegration.
Lincoln’s election prompted secession and war, and Johnson provides ample documents illustrating the president’s prosecution and justification of the war effort.
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 Abraham Lincoln Commander and Chief: the Slavery Issue
Using actual words (spoken and written) of Abraham Lincoln, we can find out how he stood as President on the issue of slavery.
Slavery was a very important economic issue in the South, especially after development of the Cotton Gin.
Also, you will have to decide on the issue of expansion of slavery into the new Territories, later to be states.
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 Mr. Lincoln and Freedom: The progress of Abraham Lincoln's opposition to slavery.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Lincoln and Freedom: The progress of Abraham Lincoln's opposition to slavery.
Lincoln and Freedom details the progress of Mr.
Lincoln's opposition to slavery from his years in the Illinois State Legislature, to the drafting of the Emancipation Proclamation, to the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery.
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 Abraham Lincoln: Slavery and the Lincoln-Douglas Debates — Infoplease.com
Abraham Lincoln: Slavery and the Lincoln-Douglas Debates — Infoplease.com
Defending emancipation: Abraham Lincoln and the Conkling letter, 1863.
Lincoln the Persuader: everyone knows he was a great writer, but until now we did not know how he became one, or why.(Abraham Lincoln)(Viewpoint......
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 Abraham Lincoln, Slavery and Abortion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Abraham Lincoln's willingness to speak out against slavery in the 1860s was not a popular idea among those who wanted him to accommodate to the times and avoid the controversial issue.
His profoundly moral position against slavery was not a cautious one.
You say that you think slavery is wrong, but you denounce all attempts to restrain it.
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 FAQ - Abraham Lincoln   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Even though Lincoln died in April of 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment which abolished slavery was not instituted until eight months later, nearly three years from his "slave freeing" Emancipation Proclamation.
During the debates, Lincoln attacked slavery as an institution that subverted equality of opportunity along several fronts.
And there was clearly a growing political movement that centered largely on opposition to slavery, esp. in the North.
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 The Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Lincoln collector, confronted with approximately 10,000 books and pamphlets relating to Abraham Lincoln, must wonder if he has tackled too vast a subject.
We have always felt the collector should have an attainable goal; that is, a selective list of books which would offer what is considered to be the most authoritative and best written works on the subject.
We are proud to present the third edition (updated August 2001) of our check-list/guide to be used in assembling a basic collection of biographies of the Presidents of the United States.
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