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Abraham Lincoln

8th grade History project.
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Noah Johnson

on 3 December 2012

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Slavery being abolished.

-On Sept. 22, 1862, United States of America President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of Jan. 1, 1863. This did not mean people of color had suddenly become United States citizens that held equal rights to those held by Caucasians, Lincoln expressed his thoughts on it: “I think the authors of that notable instrument (Declaration of Independence) intended to include all men, but they did not intend to declare all men equal in all respects.
They did not mean to say that all men were equal in color, size, intellect, moral development, or social capacity,” Abraham Lincoln - Seventh and Last Joint Debate, Douglas/Lincoln, at Alton, Illinois, October 15, 1858" However, his Proclamation was radical enough that it was the basis for the American Civil War. From this point onward, people of color entered into another form of slavery, economic. Abe Lincoln The Homestead Act-May 20, 1862.On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, a program that offered government-held land to small farmers.The act, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, allowed potential farmers to file a claim for 160 acres. The public land became the claimant’s at the end of five years, upon payment of a small fee. To file a claim, a settler needed to be the head of a household, 21 years or older, and had to have built a house, dug a well, plowed at least 10 acres, erected fences and lived on the land. Settlers who wished to obtain a title after six months could do so by paying the federal government $1.25 an acre. Abraham Lincoln Project
Grade 8 Civil War- The Civil War was and is without a doubt one of the biggest and most remembered wars in U.S History. This war was one of the few factors that made people wonder if president Lincoln was a very good president. To me he was because when all hope was lost and a few states were ready to depart from the U.S he was able to bring them back and keep this country united and this country would not be the way it was if it were not for president Lincoln. Background Information-He was born on February 12th 1809, and died April 15th 1865 at the age of fifty six.
His home state is Illinois.His party was Republican and he was president for four years from 1861-1865, when he was assassinated.His vice presidents were Hannibal Hamlin and Andrew Johnson.His wife was called Mary Todd Lincoln, who was brought up into a very wealthy family.Abraham had four children, Robert Todd Lincoln, Edward Lincoln, Willie Lincoln and Tad Lincoln. Only Robert Todd Lincoln survived into adulthood.Abraham Lincoln was the first president to be assassinated.America will never be destroyed from the outside. "If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." Sources: Brainyquotes.com
Millercenter.org
alincoln-library.com
politico.com Was Abraham Lincoln a good
president? Yes and here are my reasons why. THESIS
Although many may argue that Abraham Lincoln was a bad president, I feel due to passing the homestead act, attempting to abolish slavery, and his leadership in the civil war Lincoln was a great president. Yes he was and here are my
reasons why.
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