History UsefulNotes / AbrahamLincoln

13th Jan '17 8:52:42 PM Mullon
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It is also relevant, if somewhat uncomfortable to admit, that Lincoln was by today's standards a racist. He considered blacks to be less intelligent than whites. Though he was abolitionist, he was willing at least in principle to allow slavery to continue, if only because it was constitutionally protected in established states, believing that it would end on its own if it could be kept from spreading. Early in his Presidency he said that he would back any solution to the slavery question that preserved the Union, whether it was freeing all the slaves, freeing none of them, or freeing some and leaving others enslaved. but he had already chosen option 1 by then apart from exempting the Border States initially. His anti-slavery views became stronger over time, however, eventually crystallizing in two famous quotes: "In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free," and "Whenever I hear anyone arguing over slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."

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It is also relevant, if somewhat uncomfortable to admit, that Lincoln was by today's standards a racist. He considered blacks to be less intelligent than whites. Though he was abolitionist, he was willing at least in principle to allow slavery to continue, if only because it was constitutionally protected in established states, believing that it would end on its own if it could be kept from spreading. Early in his Presidency he said that he would back any solution to the slavery question that preserved the Union, whether it was freeing all the slaves, freeing none of them, or freeing some and leaving others enslaved. enslaved, but by then he had already chosen option 1 by then apart from exempting the Border States one, though border states had exemption initially. His anti-slavery views became stronger over time, however, eventually crystallizing in two famous quotes: "In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free," and "Whenever I hear anyone arguing over slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."
11th Dec '16 7:56:25 AM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:300:"A house divided against itself cannot stand."]]

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9th Nov '16 10:49:20 AM ZimFan89
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* In the ''Literature/PresidentsVampire'' series, the bullet that killed Lincoln is used by Marie Laveau in the voodoo ritual that binds [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Nathaniel Cade]] to the service of the office of the President.
24th Sep '16 4:23:21 PM nombretomado
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* A clone of Abraham Lincoln is the main protagonist of ''CloneHigh''. Due to the circumstances of the series, he's best friends with Gandhi and Joan of Arc and dates Cleopatra.

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* A clone of Abraham Lincoln is the main protagonist of ''CloneHigh''.''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh''. Due to the circumstances of the series, he's best friends with Gandhi and Joan of Arc and dates Cleopatra.
22nd Sep '16 9:31:10 PM nombretomado
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* A major character, and a surprisingly sympathetic one, in the outrageously racist 1915 film ''Film/BirthOfANation''.

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* A major character, and a surprisingly sympathetic one, in the outrageously racist 1915 film ''Film/BirthOfANation''.''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}''.
16th Sep '16 3:40:41 AM Milarqui
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** In "The Color Yellow" he appeared to help an escaped black slave [[spoiler:who was a direct descendant of the Simpsons]] escape to Canada, he eventually named his son after him who's name was passed on to [[spoiler:Abe "Grampa" Simpson.]]

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** In "The Color Yellow" he appeared to help an escaped black slave [[spoiler:who was a direct descendant ancestor of the Simpsons]] escape to Canada, he eventually named his son after him who's name was passed on to [[spoiler:Abe "Grampa" Simpson.]]
7th Sep '16 12:37:26 PM StevieC
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Lincoln was also the other kind of inventor, also held a patent for a device intended to help boats navigate shallows. He was also a licensed bartender and co-owned a pub for a while before entering politics. Thus when Lincoln quipped that he wished he could serve all his generals what his skilled General UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant was drinking, he was in a position where he could have done that legally and ''literally''.

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Lincoln was also the other kind of inventor, also held a patent for a device intended to help boats navigate shallows.shallows, making him the only President in American history ever to have held a patent. He was also a licensed bartender and co-owned a pub for a while before entering politics. Thus when Lincoln quipped that he wished he could serve all his generals what his skilled General UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant was drinking, he was in a position where he could have done that legally and ''literally''.
5th Sep '16 5:39:42 PM TotemicHero
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[[RuleOfThree Also Also Fact]]: Abraham Lincoln, 140 years before its first usage by TheUndertaker, frickin' '''invented the chokeslam'''. During his youth as a "wrassler", one of Lincoln's opponents made the mistake of stomping on Lincoln's instep with the heel of his boot. As recounted by noted Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg, "This exasperated Lincoln so that he lost his temper, lifted Armstrong up by the throat and off the ground, shook him like a rag, and then slammed him to a hard fall, flat on his back."[[note]]Another account of the match can be read [[http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln48.html here]].[[/note]] [[DefeatMeansFriendship Both men would become good friends.]] Lincoln was inducted into the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame for this feat (and not out of irony or as an honorary member; he was genuinely inducted).

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[[RuleOfThree Also Also Fact]]: Abraham Lincoln, 140 years before its first usage by TheUndertaker, Wrestling/TheUndertaker, frickin' '''invented the chokeslam'''. During his youth as a "wrassler", one of Lincoln's opponents made the mistake of stomping on Lincoln's instep with the heel of his boot. As recounted by noted Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg, "This exasperated Lincoln so that he lost his temper, lifted Armstrong up by the throat and off the ground, shook him like a rag, and then slammed him to a hard fall, flat on his back."[[note]]Another account of the match can be read [[http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln48.html here]].[[/note]] [[DefeatMeansFriendship Both men would become good friends.]] Lincoln was inducted into the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame for this feat (and not out of irony or as an honorary member; he was genuinely inducted).
21st Aug '16 11:57:31 AM nombretomado
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* A TwistEnding in an issue of {{EC Comics}}' ''Weird Fantasy'' describes an AlternateHistory where the assassination of Lincoln failed, and he ended up leading America to a [[AmericaTakesOverTheWorld world takeover,]] which turns the world into a utopia of equality and prosperity, with Lincoln having a Jesus-like cult centuries after his death.

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* A TwistEnding in an issue of {{EC Creator/{{EC Comics}}' ''Weird Fantasy'' describes an AlternateHistory where the assassination of Lincoln failed, and he ended up leading America to a [[AmericaTakesOverTheWorld world takeover,]] which turns the world into a utopia of equality and prosperity, with Lincoln having a Jesus-like cult centuries after his death.
15th Aug '16 8:11:34 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Uhm, ''Film/{{Lincoln}}'', of course, where the focus is on his guiding of the political forces in America to end the Civil War and pass the 13th Amendment, thereby abolishing slavery.
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