The Great Emancipator

The period of the Civil War coincides with the time to shine of one of the most popular presidents of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was born in 1809 and he became the president of the US in 1860, term he served until his assassination in 1865. He is known as the Great Emancipator and all the talks about Abraham Lincoln and the civil war are closely linked as he was the issuer of the emancipation proclamation. Here one can read more interesting information about the Great Emancipator’s life and workings.

Abraham Lincoln is the great personality that has led the country through the Civil War, a time of great constitutional, military and moral crisis in the history of America. He preserved the union and put an end to slavery while promoting economic and financial modernization at the same time. He was the member of a poor family which means that he was largely self-educated to become a lawyer and then a legislator in Illinois prior to becoming a member of the United States House of Representatives.

Slavery and Abraham Lincoln are tied close together when talking about emancipation in the United States. The Great Emancipator opposed the expansion of slavery in the country in his campaign debates and speeches and was elected president in 1860. The Civil War began a year later when southern slave states declared secession. He used his political and military skills to preserve the union and in 1963 he issued the Emancipation Proclamation while promoting the Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution which abolishes slavery. In 1864 he managed to get himself reelected by reaching out to the War Democrats and he led the country a year longer, until he was assassinated. Abraham Lincoln was a great politician but he has remained in the history as the Great Emancipator.