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‘Let us take an oath that this nation, under God, may take a new birth of freedom, and that the government which is of the people, of the people, for the people, will not end from this world.’
– Abraham Lincoln (Gettysburg Speech after the American Civil War)
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Learn how to stay motivated for professional and student life in eight simple points on Abraham Lincoln, the immortal man of history.
Abraham Lincoln: Eight Big Lessons
1) of the people, by the people, for the people We have all read this definition of democracy: that government which is of the people, by the people, for the people. These beautiful sentences he Gettysburg Address I said on 19 November 1863, and the speech was only two and a half minutes long, but was immortalized. Democracy in America was on the verge of ending and Lincoln saved democracy by giving victory to North America (US) in the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln after saving Democracy also deeply hurt the slavery system.
2) Lincoln tops in popularity to date
in America so far 46 President’s time Every year the most popular president in the survey is Abraham Lincoln on many parameters. Abraham Lincoln was born in 1809 and was assassinated in 1865 at the age of 56. Abraham Lincoln, six feet four inches tall, was also a personality of unlimited stature. (The average American height in the 1860s was 5 feet 5 inches)
3) Geography and History of America
Today the Atlantic Sea is the east coast of America, the west coast is the Pacific Ocean or the Pacific Ocean. But it was not so before. At first there were only 13 colonies, which gradually captured everything and fought a very heavy war with Mexico, snatching half of Mexico. The Mississippi River, which cuts the map of America, comes from north to south and The entire story of Abraham Lincoln is settled around the Mississippi River. Lincoln’s wife’s name was Mary Todd and they had four sons, of whom only the eldest son grew up to be able to marry. The other three died of diseases.
4) Amazing Leadership in the Civil War: Saved the Country From Breakdown
Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, leading America’s bloodiest period, the Civil War, when the North America and South America were about to break up. The courageous leadership of the Civil War era made him a hero forever. Lincoln kept the country united, yet he was assassinated only in 1965.
In this October 3, 1862 photo, President Abraham Lincoln is seen sitting in a tent with General George B. McClellan after the Battle of Antietam.
5) Struggle Life: Self-Educated, Shopkeeper, Post-master
Lincoln was born in 1809 in a one-room log cabin in the US state of Kentucky. He was born in a very simple family and the reality of life made him strong. Lincoln had to work hard in life, but despite this he continued to self-educate himself.Similarly, studied law. The Mississippi River is very important in their lives. He took a job on a freight boat on the Mississippi River. After that he became a shopkeeper, became a post-master. Ultimately the country savior. Lincoln wanted to stop slavery from advancing in America. He was a self-educated lawyer and Honest so much that he was named ‘Honesty Abe’.
6) Entered politics, left, then returned to fight
He won election to the House of Representatives as Congressman in 1846, but was not popular, as he opposed the Mexico War from 1846 to 1848. After that in 1849, he left everything, vowing never to go into politics. But when Democrats passed the ‘Kansas Nebraska Act’ in 1854, giving people the power to enslave or not in their state, the central government was powerless, Lincoln protested. Then Lincoln joined the Republican Party.
7) Gaining power by losing
Lincoln said ‘this government cannot run a country half free and half slave and it is against the basic spirit of the Declaration of Independence’. The South States did not want to abolish slavery, as their entire economy rested on the cotton industries for which the slaves were a necessity. Whereas the North States, which were more populated, progressive, industrialized, wanted to end slavery.
Lincoln lost the elections of 1855 and 1858, because to speak like this was to feast on political death. Then he gave a tremendous speech at a convention held in New York which made him the Presidential Candidate of the Republican Party. This unknown, unpopular person got the love of the people and became the President. Overnight the states of South America united and created a new country, CSA (Confederates States of America). Then the bloody civil war between the USA and the CSA began in 1861.
8) Slavery’s End
The Civil War lasted from April 1861 to May 1865 and was the most terrifying experience to date. But after a few months, the Americans felt the end of the war because their people were being killed. On January 1, 1863, Lincoln issued the ‘Proclamation of Emancipation’, telling all the slaves of the CSA ‘You are free, go, you are free, no more slaves’. But his dream of ending slavery was fulfilled by the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution in 1865 after his death. On 15 April 1865, John Booth shot Lincoln in the head.
So today’s Sunday Career Fund is that Lincoln’s life teaches us to fight with confidence and vitality in the face of adversity.
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