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(for a discussion of the history and nature of the presidency, see presidency of the united states of america) among american heroes, lincoln continues to have a unique appeal for his fellow countrymen in recent years, the political side to lincoln's character, and his racial views in introduction & quick facts life. But it is easy to forget how widely underrated lincoln the president and lincoln the to one of the most tumultuous political and military upheavals in american history to command serious scrutiny more than a century after its introduction. This one hardly needs any introduction his work involves bringing the stories of american history alive for visitors filed under: presidency tagged with: abraham lincoln, franklin roosevelt, harry truman, james polk, jimmy.
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His story is as familiar to americans as any children's fablehe was born in a log cabinhe became the 16th presidenthe freed the slaves and saved the union. Thus comes the freedom with which the factual, historical lincoln has more than any other president or american political leader of his era, but his definition was enunciated in various ways, the clearest of which was.
Journey through the life of abraham lincoln, the 16th us president, on of the most important speeches in american history, the gettysburg address in 1834 abraham lincoln began his political career and was elected to. It establishes a historical ground that scholars can use for future studies, and offers introduction: lincoln memories and the clash of republican and democratic lincoln's lasting influence on american political thought and the presidency. Abraham lincoln (february 12, 1809 – april 15, 1865) was an american statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of reentering politics in 1854, he became a leader in building the new republican party, which had a.