A legend, a president, what would you call him, Abraham Lincoln. A leader, a great speaker, a hero, a president, again Abraham Lincoln.
Stable, strong, stunning achievement in history, Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States, from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865.
He is most famous for ending the era of slavery. The humble man with no formal education or religion was from Republican political party, whose leadership during the Civil War, made a great history in his nation greatest crisis up to the present.
As a president, a leader or a politician, he was an ambitious and skilled speaker. He knew the power of moments and was making the best decision to make the best impression whenever it came to an opportunity.
Historian said and it become one of my favorite quotes that once when someone accused Lincoln for being two faced, Lincoln replied “If I had another, why do you think I’d showing you this one?”
Sense of humor, power of leadership, purity and humanitarian are words that come to my mind whenever I hear the name Abraham Lincoln. Unfortunately, he was assassinated shortly after the war. President Lincoln is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. But his impressive memorial in Washington D.C is one of the most popular nation’s landmarks, where I attended and enjoyed the celebration of Independence Day, in my first year in the United States. One of the most beautiful fireworks, the environment, people and the night was just marvelous.
President Lincoln and his wife, Mary Lincoln, went to see a play, Our American Cousin, at Ford’s Theater in Washington on Good Friday, April 14, 1865. When around ten o’clock, a pro-slavery extremist, actor John Wilkes Booth, entered the box where the Lincolns were seated and shot the president in the back of the head, stabbed one of the Lincoln’s guests and then jumped down the stage. President Lincoln died the following morning, April 15.
Historian says that Lincoln’s impressive achievement in ending the crisis started when he gradually moved by focusing first on stopping the spread of slavery.
Historians say, Lincoln leadership during the war was a great blueprint which was used successfully by following presidents; Woodrow Wilson during WWI and Franklin D. Roosevelt during WWII.
Mary Lincoln suffered from a deep depression which she never recovered from.
“A house divided against itself cannot stand”.