Lincoln on Leadership

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Lincoln on Leadership

Abraham Lincoln is regarded as one of America's greatest heroes due to both his incredible impact on the nation and his unique appeal. His is a remarkable story of the rise from humble beginnings to achieve the highest office in the land; then, a sudden and tragic death at a time when his country needed him most to complete the great task remaining before the nation. Lincoln's distinctively human and humane personality and historical role as savior of the Union and emancipator of the slaves creates a legacy that endures. His eloquence of democracy and his insistence that the Union was worth saving embody the ideals of self-government that all nations strive to achieve.

Honest Abe

1861- Civil War begins 1862- Lincoln replaces McClellan1863- Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation ' Delivers the Gettysburg Address1865 - Lee Surrenders

Abraham Lincoln set an example of strong character, leadership, and honesty which succeeding presidents tried to emulate. President Barack Obama stated during his campaign that he would look to Lincoln as a model.

Lasting Impact

President Lincoln's achievements assured his continuing legacy by saving the Union and freeing the slaves and showing an outstanding performance in leadership and politics.


source list- Phillips, Donald T. Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough times. New York: Warner, 1992. Print.- The History Place - U.S. Civil War 1861-1865." The History Place - U.S. Civil War 1861-1865. Web. 9 Oct. 2014. .



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