Abraham Lincoln – The Man Who Terminated Slavery in America
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, near Hodgenville, Kentucky in the United States. He was nicknamed as ‘Honest Abe’, the Great Emancipator, the Rail-Splitter. He was designated as the 16th president of the U.S. He has well-maintained the Union during the American Civil War. Also, his contribution to the emancipation of slaves is still remembered. He played a major role in the passage of the 13th Amendment that ended slavery in America.
The first president of the Appalachian Mountain was born in Sinking Springs Farm’s log cabin. During that time it was the portion of Kentucky was a rugged frontier. Thomas Lincoln was his father and Nancy Hanks Lincoln gave birth to him and her older sister, Sarah. He was enlisted as a militia captain who defended Illinois in the Black Hawk War in 1832. It was in the year 1849 he designed a system that could life riverboats off sandbars.
Before the election in 1860, he made his career as a successful lawyer as well as a politician in Illinois where he served many terms in the state legislature and also one in the United States House of Representatives.
Abraham Lincoln felt that it was really essential for the U.S. to end slavery. Abraham Lincoln's famous quotes about freedom are still alive in today’s generation. Besides, he was also the one who recognizes that the separated states should not spend their future like this way. So, when the war the over, he felt that it was important to reunite the Confederacy and Union into one. Lincoln's quotes on unity are still remembered today. Therefore, the actions he took to achieve this aim of reuniting the United States were one of the greatest accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln.
In the year 1860, Abraham Lincoln won the election without any support from the Southern states and became the 16th president. He built the Republican Party. He railed the majority of the Northern Democrats to the Union. It was in 1863, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation that stated persistently free those slaves within the Union. Abraham Lincoln's famous quotes on leadership are still remembered by people.
Soon after the war was over, he studied law and campaigned for a seat on the Illinois State Legislature. When he was getting established in his life, he met Mary Todd. In 1842, he married her and his son; Robert came into their beautiful world within the next year.
Those who are not aware of the great minds of Lincoln must know that approximately 15,000 books were written about the 16th president of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln's famous quotes have inspired many people. Some of his popular books are Speeches and Writings 1859–1865, The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: A Book of Quotations, Selected Speeches, and Writings, The Portable Abraham Lincoln, The Illustrated Gettysburg Address, to name a few of them.
In 1865, Lincoln was slain at Ford’s Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth, an actor. Lincoln thought he was helping the South however; it came out to be something else. With this, the chances of peace with generousness died. The journey of Lincoln from a log cabin to the White House has emerged out as a powerful symbol of the limitless possibilities of American life.