History UsefulNotes / AbrahamLincoln

18th May '16 4:00:25 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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Was famously born in a log cabin, but not the one you can get tours of (despite what the guides will tell you); that one was built 8 years after he was born. As [[{{QI}} Stephen Fry]] once put it, it is dangerously close to the legendary schoolboy gaffe quoted above.

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Was famously born in a log cabin, but not the one you can get tours of (despite what the guides will tell you); that one was built 8 years after he was born. As [[{{QI}} [[Series/{{QI}} Stephen Fry]] once put it, it is dangerously close to the legendary schoolboy gaffe quoted above.
1st May '16 8:59:39 PM Doug86
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* He goes up against ChuckNorris in the ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory''.

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* He goes up against ChuckNorris Creator/ChuckNorris in the ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory''.
1st May '16 8:59:07 PM Doug86
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Even if you're Franchise/{{Batman}}. Or [[http://www.glarkware.com/adult/bigfoot-vs-abe-lincoln Bigfoot]]. In some ways, Abraham Lincoln is almost as much a MemeticBadass as ChuckNorris. In fact, this is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj2Zf9tlg2Y where you can go to watch them have a rap battle.]] Some would count him as the only president to be more {{Badass}} than UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt (and maybe UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson, if you [[ValuesDissonance ignore the politics]]). On the other hand, Website/{{Cracked}} [[http://www.cracked.com/article_15895_the-5-most-badass-presidents-all-time_p2.html doesn't even count him among the top five,]] though the same author later acknowledged the oversight and made an article devoted strictly to Lincoln called [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/abraham-lincoln-portrait-crazy-badass/ Abraham Lincoln: Portrait Of A Crazy Badass.]] It really depends on how much weight you give the BadassBeard.

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Even if you're Franchise/{{Batman}}. Or [[http://www.glarkware.com/adult/bigfoot-vs-abe-lincoln Bigfoot]]. In some ways, Abraham Lincoln is almost as much a MemeticBadass as ChuckNorris.Creator/ChuckNorris. In fact, this is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj2Zf9tlg2Y where you can go to watch them have a rap battle.]] Some would count him as the only president to be more {{Badass}} than UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt (and maybe UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson, if you [[ValuesDissonance ignore the politics]]). On the other hand, Website/{{Cracked}} [[http://www.cracked.com/article_15895_the-5-most-badass-presidents-all-time_p2.html doesn't even count him among the top five,]] though the same author later acknowledged the oversight and made an article devoted strictly to Lincoln called [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/abraham-lincoln-portrait-crazy-badass/ Abraham Lincoln: Portrait Of A Crazy Badass.]] It really depends on how much weight you give the BadassBeard.
19th Apr '16 1:55:26 AM aye_amber
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* In ScottMcCloud's ''The New Adventures of Abraham Lincoln'', he is, unsurprisingly, a major character.

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* In ScottMcCloud's Creator/ScottMcCloud's ''The New Adventures of Abraham Lincoln'', he is, unsurprisingly, a major character.
18th Apr '16 2:39:52 PM aye_amber
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His memorial in DC is a very popular spot for "inspirational" moments in media, and [[MonumentalDamageResistance is much hardier than most other memorials]] (But don't tell that to [[{{Franchise/Transformers}} Megatron]]). He is also the only non-British Empire citizen to have a statue in Parliament Square in London.

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His memorial in DC is a very popular spot for "inspirational" moments in media, and [[MonumentalDamageResistance is much hardier than most other memorials]] (But don't tell that to [[{{Franchise/Transformers}} [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Megatron]]). He is also the only non-British Empire citizen to have a statue in Parliament Square in London.
15th Apr '16 4:59:10 PM GranChi
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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 inferior to 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 inferior to 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."
17th Mar '16 2:40:01 PM Prfnoff
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* Peter Renaday has voiced Lincoln in several different cartoons:

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* Peter Renaday has voiced Lincoln in several different cartoons:cartoons as well as Ride/DisneyThemeParks:
17th Mar '16 2:38:38 PM Prfnoff
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* He is still the President in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''.



* Appeared in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' where, after he signed their autograph book, the Warner siblings helped him to compose the Gettysburg Address. For bonus points, [[HeyItsThatVoice he sounds exactly the same here as he did in]] ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''.
* The ColdOpening of the SeriesFinale of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' has Batman and a parallel universe's Lincoln teaming up to defeat a steampunk cyborg John Wilkes Booth.

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* Appeared Peter Renaday has voiced Lincoln in several different cartoons:
** In
an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' where, after he signed their autograph book, the Warner siblings helped him to compose the Gettysburg Address. For bonus points, [[HeyItsThatVoice he sounds exactly Address.
** He is still
the same here as he did in]] President in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''.
* ** The ColdOpening of the SeriesFinale of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', whose ColdOpening has Batman and a parallel universe's Lincoln teaming up to defeat a steampunk cyborg John Wilkes Booth.
6th Mar '16 3:59:28 PM nombretomado
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** He soon came back with a machete, but got tripped by Franchise/IndianaJones with his whip. Later, he tried to pole-vault onto Optimus Prime, but collided with Creator/JackieChan in the air. Then they both got hit by a [[CareBears Care Bear]] Stare.

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** He soon came back with a machete, but got tripped by Franchise/IndianaJones with his whip. Later, he tried to pole-vault onto Optimus Prime, but collided with Creator/JackieChan in the air. Then they both got hit by a [[CareBears [[Franchise/CareBears Care Bear]] Stare.
6th Mar '16 12:19:24 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/TheBibleTheCompleteWordOfGodAbridged'', by the RuleOfFunny, the biblical Abraham comes on in a Lincoln costume and says, "Thank you, Lord, for delivering me into the Land of Canaan four score and seventeen seconds ago."
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