by Luke from Suwanee
Abraham Lincoln created the secret service just hours before he was assassinated in 1865. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the U.S. He was born in a log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky to Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was a hero because he helped end slavery and helped win the civil war.
Abraham Lincoln was influenced to put an end to slavery when he went to Ohio and saw 10-12 slaves shackled together with irons (Anna-Lisa Cox 2014).Seeing this sight, he became miserable and wanted to end slavery. Abraham Lincoln showed lots of compassion toward the slaves.
Abraham Lincoln is a hero to many because he shows conviction and compassion. During his life, there was slavery and the civil war. The website states, "Abraham Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers into military service without a declaration of war."(Biography.com Editors) This evidence proves Abraham Lincoln shows conviction because he knew what he was doing could cause him to lose his job, but he did it anyway because it was the right thing to do. Also, according to the website, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, which stated that all slaves in rebellious states would be free. (Biography.com Editors) This passage shows Abraham Lincoln was compassionate because he cared about the slaves and knew they should be free. Based upon these facts, Abraham Lincoln is a hero to many because he shows compassion and conviction.
If America didn't have Abraham Lincoln, slavery could have continued much longer than it did. Also, the Union might have lost the war if it wasn't for Abraham Lincoln. America also wouldn't have the Secret Service. All of these things could have happened if it wasn't for Abraham Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln is a hero because he helped win the Civil War and helped end slavery. He is also a hero because of his compassion and conviction. Abraham Lincoln is important because he is one of the most heroic presidents in history.
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Cox, Anna-Lisa. "The Influence Freed Slaves May Have Had on the Boy Abraham Lincoln." Theroot.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2015. .
Freidel, Frank, and Hugh Sidey. "Abraham Lincoln." The White House. The White House, 2006. Web. 14 Oct. 2015. .
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