Leadership Traits of Abraham Lincoln
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The paper relates that throughout most of Lincoln's term, he was a wartime president who demonstrated his various leadership skills that enabled the restoration and maintenance of the United States of America. The paper points out that he was willing to take the gamble of being castigated rather than losing the Union he swore to fight for and defend as President, and describes how with perseverance, fortitude, clarity of mind and strength of will, he never failed in his duty as the leader of the fledgling democratic nation to preserve and maintain the democratic American Union.
From the Paper:"Forty-four presidents have already walked through the hallowed halls of the White House and each one of them has made his mark in his own unique way. But not all of them are equal in terms of the positive difference they made while in office or the important contributions they provided to the nation. Some have bested others in terms of political savvy, others followed their party's dictates, while there some who simply breezed through the office waiting for their terms to expire and suffering a reelection defeat. Then there are those that can be considered primus inter pares or first among equals because they did not only change the course of America's history that made it a better nation, but did so with the unparalleled leadership traits, outstanding managerial skills, and governing with the welfare of the nation and citizens foremost in mind. One of these great American presidents of course is Abraham Lincoln and as the 16th President of the United States, he was in an unenviable position of keeping the American nation together amidst the American Civil War that broke during his watch.
"Abraham Lincoln served for four years until he was felled by an assassin's bullet in the spring of 1865. Those four years he served though were tumultuous times for the United States because the Civil War broke barely a month after Lincoln took his oath of office."
Sample of Sources Used:
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