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Abraham Lincoln 1/13 & 1/14

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Abraham Lincoln 1/13 & 1/14

  1. 1. Abraham Lincoln
  2. 2. Abraham Lincoln <ul><li>“ If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing some slaves and leaving others alone, I would also do that.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Born on the frontier of Kentucky </li></ul><ul><li>Only spent a year in school, self-taught </li></ul><ul><li>Young Senator </li></ul><ul><li>Honest, humorous </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lincoln’s Goal <ul><li>Civil War was to restore the Union, not to end slavery </li></ul><ul><li>Four slave states remained in the Union </li></ul><ul><li>Two years into the war he issued the Emancipation Proclamation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Emancipation Proclamation <ul><li>January 1, 1863 </li></ul><ul><li>Free slaves in all states </li></ul><ul><li>No slaves actually gained independence </li></ul><ul><li>Changed the purpose of the war </li></ul>
  6. 6. Reelection <ul><li>Despised by the South </li></ul><ul><li>Northerners were unhappy about the way he handled the war </li></ul><ul><li>North was obviously winning the war, Lincoln was reelected in 1864 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Assassination <ul><li>Five days after the South surrendered, assassinated </li></ul><ul><li>John Wilkes Booth shot him at a play </li></ul><ul><li>Lincoln died the next morning </li></ul>
  8. 8. Lincoln & Kennedy Eerie Similarities?

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