What Were the Greatest Accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln?
What were the greatest accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln, and why?
Since the death of President Lincoln there have been countless debates, essays, and dissertations on his greatest accomplishments. There are so many accomplishments of this great man that it is hard to decide which are the best, but for this assignment I have selected two specific accomplishments.
January 1, 1863 President Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all the slaves in territories held by confederate states. Although I do believe the timing of the Proclamation was more a Military Move than a Moral Issue. This Proclamation was used the boost the moral cause of the Union. Even though I believe this might have been issued a little late the heart of the matter was still their and that is why I believe this is one of President Lincoln’s greatest accomplishments.
The greatest accomplishment of President Lincoln would be the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery at every level. I believe this single act alone is one of the greatest acts in our history. Truly a step toward in making one of Americas famous quotes “All men are created equal” a factual statement.
Lincoln had many accomplishments in his career including such acts as abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia, and Creating the National Banking System, but I believe the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment to be the two greatest accomplishments of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln was a great embassador and accomplished many great feats. Such a leader deserves the respect and remembarance of any such President.