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This paper examines the wartime leadership of Abraham Lincoln, discusses to what degree he deserves his reputation, and analyzes where Lincoln should be praised and where he should be criticized. The paper draws the conclusion that Abraham Lincoln ranks among the greatest national leaders in all of human history and he overcame his mistakes and saved the Union because of his towering inner strength, his moral courage, and the support of the people who loved and respected him.
From the Paper:"Most historians consider our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln, to be one of America's greatest presidents. His leadership, courage, and determination during the Civil War have become legendary and his preservation of the Union during the darkest years in the nation's history is a historic accomplishment. Lincoln's role in saving the Union was of the utmost importance, for he never gave up even when everyone around him was mired in despair, and when victory was finally won in the spring of 1865 he had the wisdom to offer help and compassion to the defeated Confederacy, not vengeance and recrimination. (Miller)
"For the most part, Lincoln deserves the praise he has received, for his achievements far outweigh his mistakes. His feats seem almost superhuman, which makes many people forget that Lincoln was a fallible human being, just like the rest of us. In this context, the real Lincoln and the historical image of Lincoln are alike in some ways, but they are very different in other ways. In most historical accounts, Abraham Lincoln's achievements receive by far the greatest attention, while his mistakes are ignored or
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