History UsefulNotes / AbrahamLincoln

14th Oct '17 1:20:54 PM Premonition45
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* ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'': The Klingon Chancellor Gorkon was modeled after Lincoln [[CompositeCharacter as well as Mikhail Gorbachev]].

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* ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'': The Klingon Chancellor Gorkon was modeled after Lincoln [[CompositeCharacter as well as Mikhail Gorbachev]].Gorbachev]], with Lincoln's portrait also in the Officers' Mess.
28th Sep '17 3:59:38 PM Vampireandthen
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', the Brain, knowing that Americans crave an honest politician, devises a scheme that involves using a mechanism to speak through the Lincoln Memorial and convince everyone that Lincoln's spirit has returned and is living inside it. His plan works until the oldest living American, who heard Lincoln make a speech when he was five years old, hears the Brain talk, and realizes [[SpotTheImposter that it isn't Lincoln's voice]]. (The man claims that "the real Lincoln had a raspy voice... well, more like Tony Danza".)

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', the Brain, knowing that Americans crave an honest politician, devises a scheme that involves using a mechanism to speak through the Lincoln Memorial and convince everyone that Lincoln's spirit has returned and is living inside it. His plan works until the oldest living American, who heard Lincoln make a speech when he was five years old, hears the Brain talk, and realizes [[SpotTheImposter that it isn't Lincoln's voice]]. (The man claims that "the real Lincoln had a raspy voice... well, more like Tony Danza".) It should be noted Lincoln's voice was described as being a little shrill and high, so it is slightly accurate.
23rd Sep '17 3:48:23 AM Kamiguy123
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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 by then he had already chosen option 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."

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It is also relevant, if somewhat uncomfortable to admit, that Lincoln was by today's standards a racist.''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 by then he had already chosen option 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."
17th Sep '17 12:25:35 PM WolfMattGrey
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* In an issue of [[ComicBook/WestCoastAvengers ''Avengers: West Coast'']] [[ConquerorFromTheFuture Immortus]] watched and then destroyed an AlternateTimeline where Abe Lincoln overpowered John Wilkes Booth.

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* In an issue of [[ComicBook/WestCoastAvengers ''Avengers: ''[[ComicBook/WestCoastAvengers Avengers West Coast'']] Coast]],'' [[ConquerorFromTheFuture Immortus]] watched and then destroyed an AlternateTimeline where Abe Lincoln overpowered John Wilkes Booth.
17th Sep '17 11:17:36 AM nombretomado
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* NB: The fencing treatise "By the Sword" notes that Lincoln's apparently ridiculous rules for the duel [[CrazyAwesome belie a cunning tactician's mind]]: By choosing long, heavy weapons and dividing the dueling ground to prevent his opponent from closing distance, the much taller Lincoln ensured that he--with his nearly 6 inch longer reach--could attack with impunity and/or (more likely) [[PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower effectively stalemate the duel without drawing blood]].

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* NB: The fencing treatise "By the Sword" notes that Lincoln's apparently ridiculous rules for the duel [[CrazyAwesome belie a cunning tactician's mind]]: By choosing long, heavy weapons and dividing the dueling ground to prevent his opponent from closing distance, the much taller Lincoln ensured that he--with his nearly 6 inch longer reach--could attack with impunity and/or (more likely) [[PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower [[UsefulNotes/PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower effectively stalemate the duel without drawing blood]].
16th Sep '17 9:02:01 PM Psychadelico
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* The Kyle Baker ''ComicBook/PlasticMan'' story "Continuity Bandit: Abraham Lincoln Must Die!", of course. A time-traveling villain [[GrievousHarmWithABody throws Lincoln]] [[spoiler: (actually John Wilkes Booth in a disguise, though the real Lincoln appears once the gang goes to the past)]] at Plas to facilitate an escape, which somehow [[BadFuture caused]] the [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement civil rights movement]] to never happen, Wonder Woman to become a [[{{Housewife}} housewife]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Green Lantern to beat the Flash in a sack race]]. Eventually, a reluctant [[BumblingSidekick Woozy]] tries to shoot him. [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown It doesn't go well.]]
5th Sep '17 3:05:42 AM CaptEquinox
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* In one episode of Supernews, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHCG5DXRC8o an animated sketch]] involved President Obama, after running out of ideas on how to fix the economy, having his entire cabinet dig up Abe's body, insert all the stem cells they could find, and see what happened. He beat up the head of AIG.

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* In one episode of Supernews, [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHCG5DXRC8o com/watch?v=3_EmJHH78H8 an animated sketch]] involved President Obama, after running out of ideas on how to fix the economy, having his entire cabinet dig up Abe's body, insert all the stem cells they could find, and see what happened. He beat up the head of AIG.
5th Sep '17 2:43:22 AM CaptEquinox
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Lincoln is also one of the few presidents to have an [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks aircraft]] [[CoolBoat carrier]] named after him. As well as the capital of Nebraska, a make of luxury car, and toy logs. Oh, and also many, many, many parks, including (indirectly) [[Music/LinkinPark a musical one]].

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Lincoln is also one of the few presidents to have an [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks aircraft]] [[CoolBoat carrier]] named after him. As well as the capital of Nebraska, the official outlet for ''Franchise/StarTrek'' merchandise[[note]]Gene Roddenberry was a lifelong admirer and named many things after him[[/note]], a make of luxury car, and toy logs. Oh, and also many, many, many parks, including (indirectly) [[Music/LinkinPark a musical one]].
29th Aug '17 10:28:02 PM PaulA
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* Lincoln is a badass CursedWithAwesome [[strike:Zombie]] [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Harrowed]] {{MIB}} in ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}''.

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* Lincoln is a badass CursedWithAwesome [[strike:Zombie]] [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Harrowed]] {{MIB}} [[TheMenInBlack MIB]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}''.
28th Aug '17 6:04:16 AM Malady
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* One of JohnnyCarson's monologues on ''Series/TheTonightShow'' essentially involved puns based on "Lincoln".

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* One of JohnnyCarson's Creator/JohnnyCarson's monologues on ''Series/TheTonightShow'' essentially involved puns based on "Lincoln".
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