Abraham Lincoln (Pivotal Presidents: Profiles in Leadership)

Abraham Lincoln (Pivotal Presidents: Profiles in Leadership)

Michael Anderson

Language: English

Pages: 24

ISBN: B002BH42HM

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Age range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Early Life 12

Chapter 2 Lincoln In Illinois 23

Chapter 3 National Politics 39

Chapter 4 Presidency 49

Conclusion 69

Glossary 70

For More Information 73

For Further Reading 76

Index 78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lincoln, Sarah (sister), 14, 15, 16 Lincoln, Sarah (stepmother), 16, 17 Lincoln, Thomas, Sr., 14, 15, 17, 23, 25 Lincoln, Thomas “Tad,” 37, 52 Lincoln, William, 37, 66 M McClellan, George B., 52 Mexican War, 39 P presidential campaigns of 1860, 45–47 of 1864, 64–66 R Republicans, 42, 45, 46, 47, 62, 64 Rock Island Bridge, 41 S Sauk Indians, 27 secession, 47 slavery, 12, 22, 32, 42, 44, 56–59 Stanton, Edwin M., 54, 67 Sumter, Fort, 50, 51, 67 T ten percent plan, 64

Lincoln, Sarah (sister), 14, 15, 16 Lincoln, Sarah (stepmother), 16, 17 Lincoln, Thomas, Sr., 14, 15, 17, 23, 25 Lincoln, Thomas “Tad,” 37, 52 Lincoln, William, 37, 66 M McClellan, George B., 52 Mexican War, 39 P presidential campaigns of 1860, 45–47 of 1864, 64–66 R Republicans, 42, 45, 46, 47, 62, 64 Rock Island Bridge, 41 S Sauk Indians, 27 secession, 47 slavery, 12, 22, 32, 42, 44, 56–59 Stanton, Edwin M., 54, 67 Sumter, Fort, 50, 51, 67 T ten percent plan, 64

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presidency of the United States, Lincoln received 110 votes for nomination as vice president. This brought Lincoln to the attention of the country. The Republicans lost the presidential election, but in 1858 Lincoln won the Republican nomination for senator from Illinois. Addressing the state convention in Springfield, he gave the first of his memorable speeches. His hands tensely gripping the speaker’s stand, he declared slowly and firmly: “A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe

thinking him uncertain. Profiting by his experience as a lawyer, he looked at every side of a question before deciding on an answer. When Lincoln reached a decision, he was firm. His Cabinet soon discovered this. Once every Cabinet member opposed Lincoln’s plan. He smiled, said “Aye” for his own vote, and calmly announced, “The aye has it.” Still, Lincoln remained flexible and open to new ideas. If one action or decision proved unsatisfactory in practice, he was willing to experiment with

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