Abraham lincoln was one of the greatest presidents to ever serve in office in the history of the us, serving from 1860 to 1865 a self-educated attorney from illinois, he proved himself to be a brilliant leader throughout the civil war period. Abraham lincoln biography what can one say about what many average american citizens and american historians consider to be the finest president we have ever had abraham lincoln has long been endeared in the hearts of all of humankind-including those southerners and operatives of the status quo antebellum, who at the time viewed him with such. Abraham lincoln is often considered one of the greatest presidents that the united states has produced a study of his personal history reveals how incredibly unlikely it was for him to be elevated to such a high office. Accomplishments: lincoln was the greatest president of the 19th century, and perhaps of all american history his greatest accomplishment, of course, was that he held the nation together during the civil war while also bringing an end to the great divisive issue of the 19th century, slavery in america.
Abraham lincoln (february 12, 1809 – april 15, 1865) was an american statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the united states from march 1861 until his assassination in april 1865. Ask almost anyone to name an american president and the name of abraham lincoln is one of the people most likely to be chosen his side-burned, gaunt image is more recognizable than that of any other us president. Abraham lincoln is regarded by many americans as the greatest president to ever hold office in the history of the united states, and his reputation is definitely well deserved. Abraham lincoln has been named the best president in american history in a very unofficial, very unscientific survey of a handful of local high school and college social studies teachers.
Abraham lincoln served a single term in the us house of representatives from 1847 to 1849 his foray into national politics seemed to be as unremarkable as it was brief. President abraham lincoln has been revered as one of the greatest presidents in the history of the united states he is known for his great effect on slavery and served his terms during the civil war in a time of great controversy. Abraham lincoln was one of the most famous writers/orators in american history, known for pithy and insightful sayings like “a house divided against itself cannot stand” and “four score and seven years ago” the opening phrase of the gettysburg address. Abraham lincoln, age 54 photograph by alexander gardner in washington, dc, 1863, probably taken 11 days before lincoln delivered the gettysburg address it is very strange that i, a boy brought up in the woods, seeing as it were but little of the world, should be drifted into the very apex of this great event.
Abraham lincoln was rated the greatest president, with an average score of 95 out of 100, followed by george washington and franklin d roosevelt history is always shaping and reshaping the. Abraham lincoln, the greatest of all american presidents, left us a vast legacy of writings, some of which are among the most famous in our history lincoln was a marvelous writer—from the humblest letter to his great speeches, including his inaugural addresses, the emancipation proclamation, and the gettysburg address. Abraham lincoln is considered as one of the greatest presidents in the history of the united states, and that is a fact being a resourceful president, he was able to persuade the people, the media, and foreign governments that the union’s cause for the civil war was just.
An excerpt from abraham lincoln in the post-heroic era: history and memory in late twentieth-century america by barry schwartz also available on web site: online catalogs, secure online ordering, excerpts from new books sign up for email notification of new releases in your field. Abraham lincoln, byname honest abe, the rail-splitter, or the great emancipator, (born february 12, 1809, near hodgenville, kentucky, us—died april 15, 1865, washington, dc), 16th president of the united states (1861–65), who preserved the union during the american civil war and brought about the emancipation of the slaves. A former backwoodsman and country lawyer, abraham lincoln rose to become one of our greatest presidents this biography offers a vivid account of lincoln's dramatic ascension to the pinnacle of american history.
Abraham lincoln: a history is an 1890 ten-volume account of the life and times of abraham lincoln, written by john nicolay and john hay, who were his personal secretaries during the american civil war. Abraham lincoln remains america’s best president, if the opinion of presidential historians is anything to go by in c-span’s latest survey of presidential leadership (pdf), which polled 91. Abraham lincoln is considered as our greatest president because his outstanding leadership saving the country from permanent separation during the civil war, freeing slaves in the confederate states with the emancipation proclamation, and influencing congress to pass the 13th amendment which ended slavery in the united states. Abraham lincoln was one of the most hated presidents during his time in office he grew up poor and was raised on the frontier, a rough, hard life lincoln only had 18 months of formal schooling.
Abraham lincoln is considered one of the most greatest president in us history abraham lincoln was born on february 12,1809 in hodgenville, kentucky he is known for his leadership and skills as president along with his pleasant personality. America's greatest president: abraham lincoln as we prepare to observe memorial day, it might be a fitting time to ponder just what constituted lincoln’s greatness.
Often hailed as the greatest president of all times, abraham lincoln was a strong leader during one of the worst crises in american history his impact on america helped to abolish slavery and brought the union back together. Abraham lincoln was the president of the united states during the civil war and one of the great figures in american history expand your knowledge and appreciation of lincoln's legacy with these amazing facts. Abraham lincoln is the mythical, towering figure of american history, and whatever one thinks of his accomplishments, he was indeed a fascinating character he truly fulfilled the “anyone can.