Lincoln:The man who saved the slaves

Henry told me in his letters ,that Lincoln in his youth was very miserable ,his mom died when he was 9 and his dad married another woman. Lincoln remember her as an « angel mother  » .In 1832 ,he became a militarily in the local militia and he became the captain of his company . After,that he want to law school and he became an lawyer ,he got reelected  four times representing the chamber of l’Illinois . In 1860 , he was choose for the presidential election  by the republicans and he win the election .Late , seven states secede. Late , seven states secede .And in the end of April ,he forbids to make comerciel with the confederate states. He receive many dead threats.
The Emancipation Proclamation, issued on September 22, 1862, and put into effect on January 1, 1863, declared free the slaves in 10 states not then under Union control, with exemptions specified for areas already under Union control in two states. Lincoln spent the next 100 days preparing the army and the nation for emancipation, while Democrats rallied their voters in the 1862 off-year elections by warning of the threat freed slaves posed to northern whites .My dad told me that the Nordist army won the battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania and Lincoln did a speech In the cemetery the 19 November 1863 ,when he know about that he was very hungry and sad.Lincoln spent many hours a week talking to politicians from across the land and using his patronage powers—greatly expanded over peacetime—to hold the factions of his party together, build support for his own policies, and fend off efforts by Radicals to drop him from the 1864 ticket. On March 4, 1865, Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address. In it, he deemed the high casualties on both sides to be God’s will. Historian Mark Noll concludes it ranks « among the small handful of semi-sacred texts by which Americans conceive their place in the world ». Lincoln said:
Fondly do we hope—fervently do we pray—that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue, until all the wealth piled by the bond-man’s 250 years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said 3,000 years ago, so still it must be said, « the judgments of the Lord, are true and righteous altogether ». With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan—to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.Reconstruction began during the war, as Lincoln and his associates anticipated questions of how to reintegrate the conquered southern states, and how to determine the fates of Confederate leaders and freed slaves.As the war drew to a close, Lincoln’s presidential Reconstruction for the South was in flux; having believed the federal government had limited responsibility to the millions of freedmen. He signed into law Senator Charles Sumner’s Freedman’s Bureau bill that set up a temporary federal agency designed to meet the immediate material needs of former slaves


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