By Kat Smutz
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Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the us, is an American icon. To many, he's an emblem of values, sacrifice and resolution. smooth notions of nationalism, liberty, and structure all owe their debt to Lincoln, as does the team spirit of the yankee states. And but, in his personal day, Lincoln was once additionally reviled through many as a traitor, tarnished via his institutions with the inaccurate type of race and the incorrect finish of society.
Charting his ascent from humble origins to the chief of the United in the course of her toughest democratic and moral clash --the American Civil War-- Lincoln: historical past in an Hour is a succinct consultant to the lifetime of an exceptional and debatable modernizer. Having proficient himself and made stable as a attorney, he launched into a trip that might see triumph within the abolition of slavery after which tragedy within the ultimate drama of his personal assassination. From his struggles as...
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Personal accounts of events such as the violent death of a president can provide valuable details, but consideration should be given to the narrator’s perspective of the situation. One such was by Charles A. Leale, MD, who on the hundredth anniversary of Lincoln’s birth, offered an address to the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States in New York City. Coincidence had put Leale by the president’s side that night. He would remain there until the president died the next morning. Dr Leale was a commissioned officer in the United States Army.
The idea of states making such decisions for themselves without the approval of the federal government became known as popular sovereignty or states’ rights. The reversal of the Missouri Compromise stirred Lincoln’s ire because of its potential for allowing the spread of slavery. He ran for the United States Senate as a member of the Whig Party, but when he saw his support dwindling, he withdrew from the race and asked his supporters to endorse fellow Whig Lyman Trumbull. Lincoln’s selfless act won the Senate seat for Trumbull and gave the Whigs a majority in the Senate.
In this dream, he heard a ‘vast weeping’ and wandered into the East Room of the Executive Mansion. There he found a casket lying upon a catafalque, surrounded by a military honour guard and people crying. When Lincoln asked one of the soldiers of the guard who had died, the soldier replied, ‘The President. ’ It was, unfortunately, a dream that became reality. Lincoln’s body lay in state in the Executive Mansion until 21 April 1865, when it was loaded aboard a train, along with the body of one of his sons, who had been buried in Washington, DC.
Abraham Lincoln. History in an Hour by Kat Smutz