The Controversial President Essay by Mark

The Controversial President
This essay discusses the Civil War and the important role of President Abraham Lincoln in the conflict.
# 3472 | 1,045 words | 3 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 14, 2003 in History (Leaders) , History (U.S. Presidency) , History (U.S. Civil War 1860-1865)

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This paper examines the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth U.S. President, during a time of great national unrest. The author discusses slavery and the motivations leading to the Civil War, and looks at the views of those who opposed President Lincoln's ideas. The essay discusses how Lincoln rose to become a model of strong leadership for future leaders of America.

From the Paper:

"The sixteenth President of the United States was President Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln played an exceptional role in the history of our nation. He was a great president who gave many accomplished respectable addresses to the Union in the nineteenth century. Although he had been known as one of our highly respectable, ideal presidents, not everyone agreed with all aspects of his State of the Union addresses. At the time of President Abraham Lincoln's reign in office he was known to step on many toes with his outspoken attitude on topics such as slavery. As much as we would like to focus on slavery as the cause of the Civil War, the war was not about slavery as much as it was about power, though the issue of slavery motivated its beginnings. Slavery was a pertinent issue; however the Union was not willing to go to war over it. Lincoln was criticized by abolitionists for the choice to not go to war to end slavery."

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