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    Abraham Lincoln - Hero or Racist?

    22 Aug. 2009 Abraham Lincoln - Hero or Racist? Abraham Lincoln is arguably one of the most interesting presidents in the history of the United States. Any research done on Lincoln will show, whether you agree or disagree with his philosophies, that he was, and still is, a fascinating historical figure. There have been numerous discussions regarding Lincoln before the Civil War, during the war as Commander In Chief, or his views on slavery and racial equality; furthermore, vast debates on his views

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    Abraham Lincoln

    there are a few truly heroic presidents. Among them, Abraham Lincoln stands tall. In 1861, when Lincoln was elected to office, the situations of the time called for a hero, and Lincoln stepped up. All throughout his childhood, Lincoln had to struggle to make a living and learn as well. His mother died when he was only ten years old. He lived as a farmer, working largely what would be considered “minimum wage” jobs today. All this while Lincoln struggled to gain knowledge, especially of law. He

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    Assassination of Lincoln- Theories

    Theories of Lincoln’s Assassination There are numerous theories about Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. One of the theories is the Simple conspiracy theory, which states that John Wilkes Booth and his small band of co-conspirators planned to kidnap Abraham Lincoln. John Wilkes Booth was considered as a racist and a Southern patriot. Ulysses G. Grant, General of Union’s army suspended the exchange of southern prisoners of war, which led Booth to plan to abduct the President. Booth was considered as

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    To What Extent Did Lincoln Violate The Constitution Dbq

    As President, Abraham Lincoln often stated his wishes on ending slavery, but frequently claimed he could not violate the constitution. In a letter to Senator A.G. Hodges, Lincoln said that “It was in the oath I took that I would to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the constitution”(Doc. H). Lincoln insisted that it was his job to support the constitution but in the end he violated it. In 1862, during the Civil War, Lincoln released the Emancipation Proclamation, a document

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    What Is Abraham Lincoln An Opportunist

    Many presidents let their traces in the United States history. One of them is Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln is the 16th president in the history of the United States. Lincoln was at the head of the Republican Party and he was first elected by the Nation in 1860. His presidency is associated with many historic events that will mark the United States. More precisely, Lincoln’s presidency is characterized by the Civil War, which started in 1861. The Civil war was mostly composed of two opponents:

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    Politicization of Civil Rights

    I found looking through history books over years, and looking at paintings of many of the important founders, and in turn the black founders. I will only point out a few and their accomplishments as they are so numerous: Peter Salem, a black hero at the battle of bunker hill, and saved scores of american lives that day. Reverend Jonas Clark and Prince Estabrook were both important in the Battle of Lexington, with the “shot heard around the world”. He called his congregation to the mixed

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    Interpretations of the Civil War in Early Film

    INTERPRETATIONS OF THE CIVIL WAR IN EARLY FILM One Film To Rule Them All In 1915, the blockbuster film, The Birth of a Nation swept the nation. In a pivotal scene, the attractive daughter of a former slave owner, whose cotton business had been ruined by the war, is stalked by a menacing looking black soldier, named Gus. He is shown with his shirt wide open and bare-chested. Flora, the stereotypical southern belle, notices the voyeur and is visibly shaken. Flora tries to hide from Gus

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    The Ku-Klux-Klan: a Racial Organisation in the United States

    vote, carrying weapons in public places and working in certain occupations. Though, the “Black Codes” were of short duration. While the people in the north were seeking reconciliation by request of Abraham Lincoln, there was a revival of the hate between north and south after the assassination of Lincoln by fanatical Southerners in 1965. This

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    General Sherman

    saved lives for both the Union and Confederate armies. The march from Atlanta to Savannah has taken on a life of its own for historians today. The campaign’s impact has been over-emphasized by his contemporaries on both sides of the war creating a war hero or war tyrant depending on which side was describing his march. One of the reasons Sherman decided to avoid frontal confrontation with the

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    Ulysses Grant

    experienced humiliation and he had understood failure. And I suspect a lot of Americans could see themselves in him. Donald Miller, Historian: Grant, not Lincoln was the most popular man in the nineteenth century. No question about it. Even in death Lincoln wasn't as popular as Ulysses Grant. Narrator: Twice a grateful nation elected the Civil War's greatest hero, President. But his years in the White House, marked by racial violence and scandal, would threaten to destroy all he had accomplished. Brooks D

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