Abraham Lincoln

Kayden Green

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is the 16th president of the United States .Abraham,ranks among the greatest of all American statesmen of all time.Lincoln came to the presidency at a time of great crisis,with the country at the brink of a civil war that threatened to split North from South.Combining his roles as statesmen and commander in chief,Lincoln led the federal armies to victory and held the Union together.Along the way he brought about the end of slavery of the United States.
Lincoln has become a myth as well a a man.Apart from his historical role as savior of the Union and the Great Emancipator of the slaves,he has been celebrated for his remarkable life story and his own way of life to rise to the highest office.He did so while remaining a firm idealist who would not be swayed from the right course of action,a man of kindly and brave patience,and a believer in what he called the 'Family of Man'.Lincoln,s legacy is complex,however.In his own time,many southerners believed him to be the destroyer of their liberty and their way of life.
Today, some conservative historians continue to criticize Lincoln for using power of the national government to trample states rights .