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Lincoln and a Time of Slavery

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  • Submitted: 11/07/2002
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AS and A Level History of the USA, 1840-1968

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Andrew Themeles

Politics

November 20, 2001

Lincoln and a Time of Slavery

Abraham Lincoln was an important man in his time. Not only referring to the cliché of freeing the slaves and becoming a successful president, but also for taking a deeper look into slavery and race from the founding fathers point of view. It is often forgot how much we owe the founding fathers of this country, and what it is they were trying to achieve. Lincoln had a higher understanding of the Constitution and the true meaning of its words. He was one of the few men who looked back at the primary sources of our history's beginning to find answers for its future.

A lesson many professionals, from English teachers to Political analysts, wish for people to learn is that when reading literature, you must look deeper into the meaning of a word instead of always just taking it for what it is. Lincoln was a man who appreciated early writings such as the bible and early governmental literature. In a time where slavery was the prominent topic in most political debates, and the country

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