By Kat Smutz
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Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the us, is an American icon. To many, he's an emblem of values, sacrifice and backbone. sleek notions of nationalism, liberty, and structure all owe their debt to Lincoln, as does the team spirit of the yankee states. And but, in his personal day, Lincoln used to be additionally reviled through many as a traitor, tarnished by means of his institutions with the incorrect form of race and the incorrect finish of society.
Charting his ascent from humble origins to the chief of the United in the course of her toughest democratic and moral clash --the American Civil War-- Lincoln: historical past in an Hour is a succinct consultant to the lifetime of an exceptional and debatable modernizer. Having trained himself and made sturdy as a attorney, he launched into a trip that might see triumph within the abolition of slavery after which tragedy within the ultimate drama of his personal assassination. From his struggles as...
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Lincoln’s election was not well received in the South. On 20 December 1860, South Carolina voted to secede. In February 1861, a convention was held in Montgomery, Alabama, in which a constitution very similar to the Constitution of the United States was drafted. The Confederate States of America was born, and a president was elected. He was a West Point graduate from Mississippi named Jefferson Davis who had attended the convention in hopes of being given a military command. He would be the first, last and only president of the Confederacy.
Four more states – Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina – followed after the fall of Fort Sumter on 13 April 1861. Delaware and Maryland were slave states that opted not to secede, while the state of Kentucky declared neutrality. Missouri voted to secede on 31 October 1861, but Lincoln quickly prevented the state’s departure by declaring martial law. A portion of Virginia wanted no part of the Confederacy, and on 23 May 1861 voted to secede from the state and become the Union state of West Virginia.
Their life was so isolated the family was hardly aware that the war of 1812 with Britain had taken place. Days, for families like the Lincolns, were spent trying to scrape enough from the land to survive. The passage of time was marked by the change of seasons, when it was time for spring planting, summers spent doing work outside, fall harvesting and dormant winters spent working inside. Sundays were a day of rest for Christian families, even when there was no church nearby. The loss of his younger brother, the move to Indiana, the death of his mother and the arrival of a stepmother were all typical of wilderness families in Lincoln’s time.
Abraham Lincoln. History in an Hour by Kat Smutz