Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is one of the greatest american presidents. He led the nation through the civil war and kept the union with all possible ways he can - with diplomacy, with war and with power.

He changed parties but he campaigned and fought for abolition of slavery all the time; Whigs 1834-1854, Republican 1854-1864 and National Union 1864-1865.

He is still remembered for the following two milestone events.
  • Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, an executive order by president to change the federal legal status of slaves in southern states to free.
  • Thirteenth amendment that completed abolishing slavery in all states except as punishment for a crime. Senate passed april 18th, 1864 and house passed it after one unsuccessful vote on jan 31st, 1865.
Similar ammendments were attempted by Arthur Livermore in 1818 and John Quincy Adams in 1839.

Abraham Lincoln
Thirteenth Ammendment

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