Abraham Lincoln By Hannah Wood

Biograhy

Originally, Lincoln worked as a farmer and keeping store at New Salem, Illinois. He was the captain in the Black Hawk War, he spent eight years in the Illinois legislature, and he rode the circuit of courts for many years. He got married and had four boys. In 1858 Lincoln ran against Stephen A. Douglas for Senator, however he lost the election. In debating with Douglas, Lincoln gained a national reputation that won him the Republican nomination for President in 1860.

Controversy

As President, Lincoln faced a lot of controversy over the slavery issue. South Carolina wanted to secede from the Union because of Lincoln's views on slavery and his actions he began to take. This divide in the Union led to much conflict and issues for President Lincoln on how to keep the Union together, but also fight for this own beliefs and abolish slavery all together.

Leadership Qualities

Abraham Lincoln dealt with the slavery issue by way of his unique leadership qualities and approach. He was able to stay confident and enthusiastic and motivate the Union to stick together as a whole. Due to his leadership skills, South Carolina joined the Union again, along with the other states that had seceded. Lincoln's skills of organization, inspiration, confidence, and perseverance allowed him to deal with the slavery issue and save the Union from falling apart.

Modern day Lincoln

As a modern day Abraham Lincoln, if I were to unite two opposing groups, it would be environmentalists and labor corporations. I would unite these two groups by showing them that each group can have things that they desire, but there needs to be a compromise between the two. During this process, I would feel like a good leader and I would feel helpful as I am uniting the nation, one group at a time. I would feel like my leadership skills are unifying the people of this nation.

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