Abraham Lincolns Contributions

Try This Search - It's Smart!

Abraham Lincolns Contributions

Abraham Lincoln had been given leadership at the most critical and terrible moment in the nation's history. The Civil War was by far the bloodiest war the United States had ever fought, and it was fought brother against brother, friend against friend. At the Battle of Gettysburg alone, there were more casualties than all previous American wars combined. Cousins, fathers and sons, neighbors, and former schoolmates fought and fell side-by-side.

Lincoln confronted this crisis with great skill balanced with uncommon humanity. He was a superb strategist and leader, able to take effective control of a military that, without his guidance, would have suffered an inevitable and staggering defeat. He was able to raise the morale of his people and to clearly define the issues at stake and their broader significance. Many of his speeches and writings are among the most eloquent and classic statements of the ideals of democracy and of the United States of America ever made. In war he was a genius - what he would have been in peace we will never know.

Abraham Lincoln was the first United States president to be assassinated, the first and perhaps the only one to become a true martyr to the cause of democracy.

If not for Lincoln, today the United States would be two and possibly more nations. It would never have attained the prosperity, growth, and world prominence that now distinguishes it. Most importantly to him, it would not be standing as it does, as living proof that democracy can be an enduring and vital form of government.

Lincoln never believed that what he accomplished had been accomplished without divine help and intervention. He once said: "I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me." He lived with a perpetual sense that he was being swept along by forces larger than himself, to a destiny he could and would not even dare to predict.

If, as Shakespeare, said: "Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them," then Abraham Lincoln may be a rare example of all three. He had a natural strength of character and conviction; he worked diligently at improving his own mind and skills; and he was presented by fate with a challenge of such enormous proportions and implications, that he himself believed he was nothing more and nothing less than an instrument in God's hands.

 


Related Products:

The Long Pursuit: Abraham Lincoln's Thirty-Year Struggle with Stephen-ExLibrary
The Long Pursuit: Abraham Lincoln's Thirty-Year Struggle with Stephen-ExLibrary
   $3.74
1966 Press Photo Leslie Arends & President Johnson sit on Abraham Lincoln's Bed
1966 Press Photo Leslie Arends & President Johnson sit on Abraham Lincoln's Bed
   $22.88
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Replica Laminated
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Replica Laminated
   $5.99
Abraham Lincoln's Humor: Stories by Lincoln; Excerpts from Newspapers and Other
Abraham Lincoln's Humor: Stories by Lincoln; Excerpts from Newspapers and Other
   $14.40
Abraham Lincoln's Stories and Speeches: Including Early Life Stories; Profession
Abraham Lincoln's Stories and Speeches: Including Early Life Stories; Profession
   $26.61
Nancy Hanks; The Story of Abraham Lincoln's Mother (Paperback or Softback)
Nancy Hanks; The Story of Abraham Lincoln's Mother (Paperback or Softback)
   $19.51
Abraham Lincoln's Speeches (Hardback or Cased Book)
Abraham Lincoln's Speeches (Hardback or Cased Book)
   $36.44
Abraham Lincoln's Extraordinary Era: The Man and His Times, Kostyal, Karen, Good
Abraham Lincoln's Extraordinary Era: The Man and His Times, Kostyal, Karen, Good
   $7.73
Vintage Abraham Lincoln's Rules of Conduct Poster Print Matted USA President
Vintage Abraham Lincoln's Rules of Conduct Poster Print Matted USA President
   $27.95
Abraham Lincoln's Path to Reelection in 1864 : Our Greatest Victory, Paperbac...
Abraham Lincoln's Path to Reelection in 1864 : Our Greatest Victory, Paperbac...
   $17.18
New 5x7 Photo: Removal of President Abraham Lincoln's Body in 1901
New 5x7 Photo: Removal of President Abraham Lincoln's Body in 1901
   $3.34
ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S HOME PLATE Importerd Exclusively for Abraham Lincoln Museum
ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S HOME PLATE Importerd Exclusively for Abraham Lincoln Museum
   $49.99
1965 Press Photo Daryl Baird and Rosemary Russo views Abraham Lincoln's chair
1965 Press Photo Daryl Baird and Rosemary Russo views Abraham Lincoln's chair
   $20.00
Lincoln the Poet: The Immortal Abraham Lincoln's Poems, Richly Illustrated with
Lincoln the Poet: The Immortal Abraham Lincoln's Poems, Richly Illustrated with
   $14.39
Abraham Lincoln's Contemporaries: Cassius M. Clay; Excerpts from Newspapers and
Abraham Lincoln's Contemporaries: Cassius M. Clay; Excerpts from Newspapers and
   $14.39
Vintage Federal Milk Glass Lincoln's Birthplace KY Abraham Lincoln Cup Mug 1950s
Vintage Federal Milk Glass Lincoln's Birthplace KY Abraham Lincoln Cup Mug 1950s
   $17.99
William Henry Seward Signed Autograph Cut Out Abraham Lincoln's Secretary State
William Henry Seward Signed Autograph Cut Out Abraham Lincoln's Secretary State
   $199.99
CIVIL WAR CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE TO ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S RE-ELECTION CUY-LOR 6TH ANNUAL
CIVIL WAR CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE TO ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S RE-ELECTION CUY-LOR 6TH ANNUAL
   $1.67
1890 1st Ed. ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S PEN & VOICE Political Letters Congress Messages
1890 1st Ed. ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S PEN & VOICE Political Letters Congress Messages
   $52.50
1905 1ST EDWIN STANTON CIVIL WAR ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S SECRETARY OF WAR ILLUSTRATED
1905 1ST EDWIN STANTON CIVIL WAR ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S SECRETARY OF WAR ILLUSTRATED
   $59.99
First Among Equals: Abraham Lincoln's Reputation During His Administration by Ha
First Among Equals: Abraham Lincoln's Reputation During His Administration by Ha
   $105.46
366 Days in Abraham Lincoln's Presidency: The Private, Political, and Military D
366 Days in Abraham Lincoln's Presidency: The Private, Political, and Military D
   $10.02
1914 Illinois Postcard - Springfield - Abraham Lincoln's Home, Hammon Co. #903
1914 Illinois Postcard - Springfield - Abraham Lincoln's Home, Hammon Co. #903
   $3.99
Abraham Lincoln's Humorous Stories (2006, Paperback)
Abraham Lincoln's Humorous Stories (2006, Paperback)
   $23.94
NEW Abraham Lincoln's Speeches - Scholar's Choice Edition by Abraham Lincoln
NEW Abraham Lincoln's Speeches - Scholar's Choice Edition by Abraham Lincoln
   $60.05
Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery (Paperback or Softb
Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery (Paperback or Softb
   $25.62
NEW Building Blocks of Abraham Lincoln's Personality: A Discussion Guide
NEW Building Blocks of Abraham Lincoln's Personality: A Discussion Guide
   $17.77
Abraham Lincoln's Contemporaries: Orville H. Browning, Mrs. Orville Browning (Cl
Abraham Lincoln's Contemporaries: Orville H. Browning, Mrs. Orville Browning (Cl
   $12.62
Abraham Lincoln's Habits: The Lincoln-Lee League (Prohibition); Excerpts from Ne
Abraham Lincoln's Habits: The Lincoln-Lee League (Prohibition); Excerpts from Ne
   $14.40
Abraham Lincoln's Speeches and writings
Abraham Lincoln's Speeches and writings
   $40.00
 
Latest Posts:
 
  Recent Abraham Lincoln biography Searches
 

 

 


 

 

Try This Search - It's Smart!