History UsefulNotes / AbrahamLincoln

7th Mar '18 3:34:14 PM spiritsunami
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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 an 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. At one point in time, he supported the American Colonization Society progrsm, which would have enabled the freed slaves to emigrate to Liberia and start new lives. He once remarked in 1837, while speaking of his "Free Soil" stance opposing both slavery and radical abolitionism: "The institution of slavery is founded on both injustice and bad policy, but the promulgation (legal enactment) of abolition doctrines tends rather to increase than abate its evils." 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''. He considered blacks to be less intelligent than whites. Though he was an 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. At one point in time, he supported the American Colonization Society progrsm, program, which would have enabled the freed slaves to emigrate to Liberia and start new lives. He once remarked in 1837, while speaking of his "Free Soil" stance opposing both slavery and radical abolitionism: "The institution of slavery is founded on both injustice and bad policy, but the promulgation (legal enactment) of abolition doctrines tends rather to increase than abate its evils." 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."
6th Mar '18 5:25:29 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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* The opening to the second volume of ''ComicBook/TheUmbrellaAcademy'' features the kids fighting the Lincoln memorial, which has come to life [[NoodleIncident for some reason.]] They fend it off by summoning an equally large statue of John Wilkes Booth to assassinate him. The Booth statue is last seen making a run for it.
17th Feb '18 1:05:49 PM snichols1973
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Despite his childhood education consisting of barely a year in total due to the scarcity of schools in pioneer territories, since he attended school for a few months at a time, he still managed to avidly enjoy reading such literary classics as [[Literature/AesopsFables Aesop's fables]], Literature/ThePilgrimsProgress, Literature/RobinsonCrusoe, the works of Creator/WilliamShakespeare, and [[Literature/TheBible the King James Bible]]. Later on, he hired a tutor to help him become more proficient in the "three R's". Using borrowed law books and learning how to speak by watching courtroom proceedings, and never having attended law school, he confidently stated "I studied with nobody" when given his license to practice law before the state bar.

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 an 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. He once remarked in 1837, while speaking of his "Free Soil" stance opposing both slavery and radical abolitionism: "The institution of slavery is founded on both injustice and bad policy, but the promulgation (legal enactment) of abolition doctrines tends rather to increase than abate its evils." 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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Despite his childhood education consisting of barely a year in total due to the scarcity of schools in pioneer territories, since he attended school for a few months at a time, he still managed to avidly enjoy reading such literary classics as [[Literature/AesopsFables Aesop's fables]], Literature/ThePilgrimsProgress, Literature/RobinsonCrusoe, the works of Creator/WilliamShakespeare, and [[Literature/TheBible the King James Bible]]. Later on, he hired Mentor Graham, a tutor to help him become more proficient in the "three R's". R's", and Lincoln borrowed a grammar book from a neighbor six miles away. Using borrowed law books and learning how to speak by watching courtroom proceedings, and never having attended law school, he confidently stated "I studied with nobody" when given his license to practice law before the state bar.

bar; during the earlier years, a person didn't need to graduate from law school if they could pass the bar exam.

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 an 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. At one point in time, he supported the American Colonization Society progrsm, which would have enabled the freed slaves to emigrate to Liberia and start new lives. He once remarked in 1837, while speaking of his "Free Soil" stance opposing both slavery and radical abolitionism: "The institution of slavery is founded on both injustice and bad policy, but the promulgation (legal enactment) of abolition doctrines tends rather to increase than abate its evils." 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 Feb '18 5:15:40 AM snichols1973
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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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Despite his childhood education consisting of barely a year in total due to the scarcity of schools in pioneer territories, since he attended school for a few months at a time, he still managed to avidly enjoy reading such literary classics as [[Literature/AesopsFables Aesop's fables]], Literature/ThePilgrimsProgress, Literature/RobinsonCrusoe, the works of Creator/WilliamShakespeare, and [[Literature/TheBible the King James Bible]]. Later on, he hired a tutor to help him become more proficient in the "three R's". Using borrowed law books and learning how to speak by watching courtroom proceedings, and never having attended law school, he confidently stated "I studied with nobody" when given his license to practice law before the state bar.

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 an 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. He once remarked in 1837, while speaking of his "Free Soil" stance opposing both slavery and radical abolitionism: "The institution of slavery is founded on both injustice and bad policy, but the promulgation (legal enactment) of abolition doctrines tends rather to increase than abate its evils." 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 Feb '18 4:44:14 AM snichols1973
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A genial and charming speaker, Lincoln had an uncanny ability to explain complex issues in layman's terms, and his speeches are among the most famous in American history. Considered an untested and possibly radical figure, he is famous for GrowingTheBeard in office. In many ways he's the only post-Founding Fathers/ pre-[[UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt Teddy Roosevelt]] President who's thought of ''at all''. He is almost universally considered to be one of the greatest Presidents (if not ''the'' greatest) in American history.

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A genial and charming speaker, Lincoln had an uncanny ability to explain complex issues in layman's terms, and his speeches are among the most famous in American history. Considered an untested and possibly radical figure, he is famous for GrowingTheBeard in office.office, in addition to a distinctively shaped LanternJawOfJustice, which was depicted as clean-shaven in his earlier years. In many ways he's the only post-Founding Fathers/ pre-[[UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt Teddy Roosevelt]] President who's thought of ''at all''. He is almost universally considered to be one of the greatest Presidents (if not ''the'' greatest) in American history.
1st Feb '18 7:52:35 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. There was this [[Literature/TheBible Biblical joke]] about "Abraham (Lincoln) killing Isaac (the bartender from TheLoveBoat)."

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. There was this [[Literature/TheBible Biblical joke]] about "Abraham (Lincoln) killing Isaac (the bartender from TheLoveBoat).''Series/TheLoveBoat'')."
26th Jan '18 3:32:59 PM jormis29
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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.

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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".Creator/TonyDanza".) It should be noted Lincoln's voice was described as being a little shrill and high, so it is slightly accurate.
20th Jan '18 4:14:35 AM Randallw201238
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** Homer once claimed he thought their was a midget in his hat.

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** Homer once claimed he thought their there was a midget in his hat.
20th Jan '18 4:11:59 AM Randallw201238
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** Bart once saw him in an ImagineSpot where he was [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer sailing down the Mississippi river on a raft with Huckleberry Finn]] when Bart asked what Abe Lincoln was doing their he replied "I dunno, your daydream"

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** Bart once saw him in an ImagineSpot where he was [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer sailing down the Mississippi river on a raft with Huckleberry Finn]] when Bart asked what Abe Lincoln was doing their there he replied "I dunno, your daydream"
20th Jan '18 4:09:12 AM Randallw201238
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' revealed he invented peanut butter and their is an [[TheIlluminati Illuminatiesque]] organisation dedicated to covering it up.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' revealed he invented peanut butter and their there is an [[TheIlluminati Illuminatiesque]] organisation dedicated to covering it up.
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