Abraham Lincoln Essay Topics

Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

The United States Civil War was initially clashed to bring the rebellious South back in to the Union according to Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address. In his speech Lincoln says, “..to saving the Union without war,” he means here that at his first inaugural address, everyone was trying to desperately avoid a civil war, but… View Article

Abraham Lincoln: Civil War President

“I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.” Abraham Lincoln What seems to be very superficial about the nature and character of Abraham Lincoln proves to be quite profound after an extensive investigation of his life. Mystifying his contemporaries and modern historians alike, the numerous volumes of scholarly research over the… View Article

Evil Paper: Abraham Lincoln Assassination

Thesis: The Abraham Lincoln Assassination was a horrible and tragic event, and the way the country was so strongly divided up at that time affected the way the events of the assassination played out before, during and after the evil event. Topic Sentence: Much before the assassination, the Union and the confederacy were strongly divided… View Article

Rhetorical Analysis/ Gettysburg Address

On November 19, 1863 Abraham Lincoln gave a reverent and humbling speech for the soldiers who had given their lives at the battle of Gettysburg for the reform and advancement of the country. He states that the brave men who here gave their last full measure of devotion” should be highly esteemed for the sacrifice… View Article

A House Divided Speech Analysis

If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifty year since a policy was initiated with the avowed object and confident promise of putting and end to slavery agitation. Under the operation… View Article

Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln as Wartime Leaders

There are both similarities and differences between President Abraham Lincoln, leader of the Union, and Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States, as leaders during the conflict of the Civil War. These two war heroes lived parallel lives at birth. Both native Kentuckians, Abraham Lincoln was born February 12th, 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky and Jefferson… View Article

The Heabas Corpus and It’s Evolution

An ancient law writ which detains aliens of war in a detention facility by the Supreme Court’s expanded jurisdiction leaves those without knowledge of the Habeas Corpus Act means to understand what the act entitles, its originality, and the evolution. The word habeas corpus in the Latin language means “you have the body”, which represents… View Article

Abraham Lincoln – Symbol of the unlimited possibilities

There are few men whose characters are so extraordinary that they can be credited with saving a nation. The 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln was one such man. More than one hundred years after his assassination, ‘Honest Abe’ as he has become known, shows no signs of losing his touch. He sits… View Article

Film Appreciation – Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter (2012)

1. Presumed and inferred event. Synopsis Abraham Lincoln who is the 16th President of the United States of America, happens to stumble upon the plans of the vampire clan who wanted to overthrow and take over the country in order for the clan to grow. The story evolves around Abraham who wishes to stop the… View Article

The Lincoln Movie

The movie Lincoln is a historical film that produced based on the final chapters of America’s famous former president Abraham Lincoln. The movie describes some of the challenges that Abraham Lincoln passed through during his era as the President of the United States of America. The movie focused on the obstacles that his administration went… View Article

Major Historical Turning Points

In this paper I will identify two major historical turning points in the period from 1865-1900. I will analyze the impact that these turning had on America’s current society, economy, politics, and culture. I will describe two ways the Reconstitution period may have been affected if President Lincoln had not been assassinated. Finally, I will… View Article

America 1864 Election

Abraham Lincoln won the election in 1864 against George B. McClellan because after the war he was greatly respected by many people and thus gained favor over George. He was a great man but at the time nobody knew that. He was disliked by many for his failed attempts at winning the Civil war. The… View Article

Lincoln Assassination

A day that will live in infamy, oh wait that was already used once before. The assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the passing of a great President. A time rife with much mixed emotion amongst a nation divided and of great change for the American people. Lincoln brought the American nation out of a brutal civil… View Article

Reflection on the Movie Lincoln

Lincoln Reflection Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg, is a historical drama that follows the political aspects of the last four months of the American Civil War and Lincoln’s life as Lincoln strives to gain ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which would bring an end to slavery and unlawful involuntary servitude in the… View Article

Polk’s Declaration of War with Mexico

Many believe that James K. Polk’s declaration of War with Mexico was a justifiable action. On the contrary, a more sound argument can be made using Lincoln’s “Spot Resolutions” and Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience”; stating that Polk deliberately proclaimed war in order to expand United States’ territory and slavery. Abraham Lincoln used his “Spot Resolutions” to… View Article

Childhood of Abraham Lincoln: The Personal Legend

* Abraham Lincoln childhood and how he found his personal legend since he was young * How Abraham Lincoln started to follow his personal legend inspiration in his youth and what he achieved in his early life. * What are the results for following his personal legend, and how he changed the whole world? *… View Article

Abraham Lincoln’s Political and Moral Slavery Dilemma

The sixteenth President of the United States of America, the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln casts quite a historical shadow over any other competing figure. Lincoln was brought into the world on February 12th, 1809 to an incredibly modest upbringing in which he would mold himself into a successful lawyer and later a politician. Abraham received… View Article

Penny coin

There’s many ways, shapes, and forms that the penny coin is valued by a large percentage of the American population. One might even go as far as saying that the penny has saved lives, and yet United States Representative Jim Kolbe and many others wish to eliminate the penny coin. The penny serves as an… View Article

Abraham Lincoln Letter to Horace Greeley Analysis

The second Inaugural was writing during the time of the Civil War. The struggle between the north and the south continued. President Lincoln seemed to be mostly supportive of the north, which can be concluded based on being opposed to slavery. Regardless, the president was trying to save the union, even though it would mean… View Article

How to Make Some One Chutiya

Lincoln was the first President not born in one of the thirteen original colonies. Also, he was the first President from the Republican Party. Prior to his election as President, seven Southern states had seceded from the Union. In his inaugural address on March 4, 1861, Lincoln reached out to the South by telling them… View Article

Class President

Abraham Lincoln once said “Character is like a tree and reputation is like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing.” Imhotep has a character of its own. In fact it’s like a tree; it has roots of strong administrators who make sure we stay grounded. It… View Article

Thanksgiving Day

ABSTRACT The tradition started when in 1620 a group of men, woman and children left England on a ship called Mayflower. They were pilgrims and they wanted to start a new life in the New World. The voyage was very hard. They were cold and hungry and most of them died. The voyage took 66… View Article

10 Most Important People in the United States

Abraham Lincoln is first because he did a lot as the first president of the united states. He abolished slavery, granted citizenship to all people, and gave all men the right to vote. One of the most important things about him was how he established the Emancipation Proclamation, which said that the union was willing… View Article

Abraham Lincoln Bio

Since his death in 1865, Abraham Lincoln has been immortalized as one of, if not the greatest hero in American history due to his role in ending the Civil War and abolishing slavery. He led our country through its’ darkest days and was able to prevent the south from successfully seceding and preserving the United… View Article

Whipping Boy

Race separation and hierarchy has been a big part of our world history and is still a problem in some countries. In the older days, race decided whether you were a human being or just a “tool” to others advantage. In the 1800 century was there a change in the American history, where slaves were… View Article

Political compromise

Evaluate the extent to which political compromise contributed to maintaining continuity as well as fostering change concerning sectional tntions in the period of 1820-1861. Sectional tensions had always existed in America, however during the period of 1820-1861 differences in the North and South became so serious that the nation was on the verge of division…. View Article

Whose America

Writers use what they know to make their work into something that can be treasured for years. They share what they know, they paint pictures with their words that allow their readers to get a glimpse of their lives and in some cases they use what is going on around them to share what they… View Article

Huckleberry Finn Frederick Douglass Slavery comparison

Up until 1865, slavery and all of its violence and cruelty was accepted across the United states. The self-acclaimed “Land of the Free” was not a free land for slaves like Fredrick Douglass, or even Jim, a fictional character in the novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Slavery depicted in the previously mentioned novel is very… View Article

Discuss the causes of the Civil War

The Civil War, also known as the “War between the States”, was fight from 1861 to 1865 between the Union (or the North) and the Confederacy (the South). There were many causes such as economic disparity between north and south, slavery, and the election of Abraham Lincoln. The North had an industrial based economy whereas… View Article

DBQ on Sectionalism

During the period of 1850-1861, America was struggling to stay united as debates over several major issues started to take the forefront. After the war with Mexico ended in 1848, America gained the territories of Texas, New Mexico, and California through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Soon after, disputes over whether these states should be… View Article