Abraham Lincoln’s Education in Law- Adult.
ok so i have an essay for Law Day 2009 and it’s about Lincoln’s Bicentennial- i gotta write about how his experiances and education in law as an adult affected his presidential campaign. i tried googling and everything and i keep getting websites that are like a bajillion pages long and i really don’t...
Lincoln did not go to a fancy law school – he was tutored by a lawyer and since he lost 12 of 13 political elections before becoming President, he spent a lot of time as a lawyer.There are too many books detailing his legal career and most may not be in your town if it is small. . PASTE THIS URL ADDRESS onto a search engine or the top of your web page and click to get to this article.http://ralphlosey.wordpress.com/2009/02/01/how-to-practice-law-like-abraham-lincoln-be-an-e-discovery-lawyer/
A great novel of the Civil War was not written until long after the war had ended because.
a the proper vehicle for such strong material, the realistic novel, had not yet been fully developed in the United States.b it was necessary for the intensity of the country’s emotions to subside before such a realistic novel would be accepted by the American public.c the writers who viewed the war…
Of the choices given I’d have to pick ‘B’. Although in reality a great many books were written about the war both during and immediately after the cessation of hostilities. The two sections were still so divided that if a Southerner wrote a book about the war it was usually suppressed and the writer arrested for ‘treasonous communications’. It happened several times. If a northerner wrote a book, it was taken as absolute fact no matter how incendiary and slanderous or fanciful it might be.Some of the books about the life of Abraham Lincoln were also suppressed including ‘A short Life of Lincoln’ by Nicolay and Hay, who were his presidential secretaries, and “The Life of Lincoln” by Wm. Herndon, his long time friend and law partner in Illinois. Both books were truthful to Lincolns ambitions and feelings about various groups and persons. The ruling party at the time realized that if the people knew the things Lincoln actually stood for, they’d never get another Republican elected to any office.
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Has anyone read Cabinet of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris K Goodwin.
I read a novel called Lincoln by Gore Vidal and wanted to find out how accurate historically it was so I read Ms Goodwin’s book and found it to be a wonderfully accessible book about our greatest President. Has anyone read it? Has anyone read both books? Very interested in opinions.
Yes, I’ve read both. Vidal characterized his book as “factual fiction”, and, while he did a good deal of research, many of the “facts” portrayed in his book are incorrect. Examples: prostitutes are called ‘hookers” b/c General Hood frequented them. Vidal also wrote that US Grant had been a saddler, a profession he never engaged in. Most of the dialogue, of course, is fictitious. But novels aren’t meant to be held to the same standards as nonfiction.Team of Rivals is nonfiction, and meticulously researched by a renowned historian. While most books contain a few errors, “Lincoln” probably contains many more than “Team”.But, I enjoyed them both, and believe both are valuable additions to the body of literature about a great man.
What do you know about Abraham Lincoln.
Insted of me having to look through book after book and web site after wed site I decided to obsorb knoledge from the people.
Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809. In Hodgenville, Kentucky. At seven years of age he moved to Perry County, Indiana. Then further moving in 1830 to Macon County, Illinois. Once again moving to a new homestead in Cole County, Illinois. This was partly due to the economic disadvantage that resulted from slavery and land title difficulties. Which is why some believe he became a lawyer in the first place. As far as the land title difficulties are concerned.Abraham Lincoln was a storekeeper, a captain in the black hawk war(militia), an exceptional attorney, spent eight years in the Illinois House of Representatives, was an anti-war activist(Mexican American War), was a pro-tem judge and the sixteenth president of these United States. Preserver of the Union of these United States. Not to mention the person who put the Republican party on the map as it were. If not a co-founder. The husband of Mary Todd, farther of four(only of which one made it to full adult maturity).As far as some interpretation that the South had the right to secede from the Union. I would disagree! Show me where that is stated in the Constitution. The only inference to the people right to overthrow an unjust government. Is in the Declaration of Indepdence and some minor references inferred in the U.S. Constitution. Those references apply to the common man, not a few select rich plantation owners trying not to destroy their bottom line(money). The person most toted for this rational by you. Is Thomas Jefferson, who wanted included in the Declaration of Independence. The abolishment of Slavery in the first place. Jefferson felt it was forced on the colonies by the crown(English Monarchy). Which if Jefferson had Lincolns resolve. Slavery would not had been a issue in the first place.So by that view alone. Jefferson agrees with Abraham Lincoln on the abolishment of slavery. Lets tell the truth! This is why the south really wanted to secede from the Union. Purly economic, and the belief in slavery was a state decision to make. If not in their eyes entitled to them by the creator(Southern rational of the Old Testament). How convient! Not to mention completely racist and morally dubious at best.While I do agree with the view that Thomas Jefferson. Not to mention the rest of the Founding forefathers. Wanted a very constricted Federal/Central government. This does not defend the the Souths right to secede however. Southerns interpreted their right of succession on illegal grounds(slavery). Their Unconstitutional right to rob a people. Of what the Constitution guarantees for all and southerners enjoyed.Also by the way! Thomas Jefferson did not create or write the U.S. Constitution. Only the Declaration of Independence. Though the Latter was modified and revised by Benjamin Franklin and others.At the time some say Thomas Jefferson wrote the Constitution. Jefferson was serving as an envoy in France. Not to mention a further five of our founding Fathers did not participate at all. Believing the current form of government at the time to be enough(Articles of Confederation). They would be John Adams, John Jay, Samuel Adams, Thomas Paine, and Patrick Henry. Some would go so far as to say. When the Constitution was created. It turned a limited Federal Government. Into a larger one. Which is why so many of our founding fathers chose not to take part.As far as being there is concerned. My ancestors were. My ancestors were here before the revolution.Although! I do question the Constitutionality of Lincolns suspension of Habeas Corpus in the Southern states that were part of the Confederacy. That being said, why did not the Supreme Court, or Legislative Branch serve as the check and balances they were intended. Lincoln is not the only one to blame in this area.Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation, even though it only counted in Confederate States. Was the right thing to do.No one said Lincoln was perfect. Or not even partially racist. He was! Lincoln just believed in a sort of Indentured servitude. You know, what the old testiment really meant. Or that they should be somewhat compensated for a days labor. Not that Africans were total equals. At this time of ignorance. No whites really did.Abraham knew that this beloved Union needed to take baby steps toward freedom for all. If Lincoln was not killed. Who knows what he might have achieved.Virtually Lincoln and the Republican party. Ended up freeing all people of slavery(13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution). This is due to the fact the 13th Amendment was adopted Federally in January 1st 1865. Lincoln was assassinated in April 15th 1865. Seeing his dream fully realized. Federally, if not ratified by the majority of the Union. Rising above his own prejudices and paying the ultimate price for his beliefs. In a more perfect Union for all. Not just rich slave or Land owners. Lincoln was working to create that more perfect Union our forefathers envision. This included Thomas Jefferson. There was no more caving into the demands the South. As far as what Jefferson had to exclude from the draft of the Declaration of Independence.Abraham Lincoln was just finishing what the our forefathers had originally intended. But like all men they had their shortcomings, biases, and preferences. That influenced their decisions at the expense of a whole race of people. Lincoln rose above this to create the Great Federal Republic of these United States. Not secede states. Abraham Lincoln was not perfect. Far from it! But definitely ahead of his time. Not many presidents have his credentials or willingness for self sacrifice.You should do a little more investigation. That is before you spout off! That which you learned from others. Or at the very least go to impartial sources to get your information.Peace!!! Love!!! Long live the Great Federal Republic of These United States. All those who live with in her borders and serve her.
How was society before Abraham Lincoln took a stand against slavery.
I’m doing a project on Abraham Lincoln for my school in Seattle, and I need to talk about how Abraham Lincoln took a stand and how was society before he took a stand and after he took a stand? Please detail his stand and what changed? Please give any answers you have, short or long.Thanks,Alex
The anti-slavery movement was strong in the North from the 1830s onwards. well known abolitionists included William Lloyd Garrison, Sarah and Angelina Grimke (the first female anti-slavery lecturers), and former slaves Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery novel Uncle tom’s Cabin had a big impact on norhern opinion of slavery, as did Harriet Jacobs’s book about her life as a slave. The Fugitive Slave Act, which was passed in 1850, meant that many escaped slaves who had settled in the north had to uprooy themselves again and flee into Canada. Former slave Harriet Jacobs wrote:’Many a poor washerwoman who, by hard labor, had made herself a comfortable home, was obliged to sarifice her furniture, bid a hurried farewell to friends and seek her fortune among strangers inCanada.’There was certainly prejudice against black people in the North, when Prudence Crandall opened a school for black girls in Canterbury, Connecticut, to enable them to become teachers, there was a great deal of hositility from the local community, and she was eventually obliged to close her school. Many of the people who supported abolition didn’t necessarily see black people as equals, though they did not approve of slavery.
Has anyone read Gore Vidal’s book “Lincoln”. I have but am curious what others might think of it.
To me, Gore Vidal has written the latter 20th century’s finest historical fiction and Lincoln is the finest work of his. What I would be really interested to know is : has anyone read Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln”. I think it is a fine history book of the…
Lincoln is a terrific novelized bio, very well researched and presented. It brings Lincoln to life in the eyes of the reader.Team of Rivals is about more than Lincoln alone. It also talks a lot about Seward, Chase, Stanton, and other cabinet members, and how their relationship with Lincoln evolved over time. The point is that Lincoln was smart and confident enough to invite others who disagreed with himself and the others on many points, but who had a lot to offer, to work together on his team.So, I’d say, the two books are different, but both do justice to Lincoln’s humanity and political brilliance.
Why Abraham Lincoln was so good at writing and delivering speeches.
Regarding “writing”, he didn’t even complete elementary education. In terms of “self-teaching”, he didn’t read many books on his own either.
“adphllps” has given you a good answer. While Lincoln did not receive a great formal education, it is incorrect to say that he didn’t read many books — he was a devoted reader all of his life.In particular, in his youth he meticulously studied three things that had a deep and lasting impact on his rhetorical style: The works of Shakespeare, the King James Bible, and the speeches of Pericles.If you analyse the tone and timbre of Lincoln’s speeches, you can hear the resonnance of Elizabethan cadences…”Fondly do we hope,Fervently do we pray.”or, how about…”With malice toward none,with charity for all,with firmness in the rightas God gives us to see the right…”This is the authentic voice of the great Elizabethans delivering the power and polish of the great Athenians. It’s a masterpiece of English prose. Lincoln did his homework well.Cheers, mate.
Abe Lincoln books.
Does anyone know any good books with a 150pg minimum about Abraham Lincoln, mostly about something OTHER THAN the Civil War. Like maybe about how he came up with speeches or how he dealt with people. But not getting too personal, this is for History class. I appreciate the help.
ON HIS SPEECHES (including their historical background) –these (esp the first two) sound like they may be EXACTLY what you were asking for*Lincoln’s Greatest Speech : The Second Inaugural* by Ronald C. White Jr. (VERY good — my favorite speech)*The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words* by Ronald C. White Jr. (If you want an overview of MANY of his key speeches and how they came to be, on his speaking manner, etc. this is THE book)*Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President* by Harold HolzerThe choice for “how he dealt with people –*Team of Rivals* by Doris Kearns Goodwin (focusing Lincoln’s masterful handling of his cabinet, bringing them on board and getting the most of a group of men who at first thought little of him, and most of whom thought THEY should have been President)_________________Others that don’t focus on the WAR (at least not directly):A good one that ENDS with his taking office is William Lee Miller’s *Lincoln’s Virtues*.*Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America* by Allen C. Guelzo (same one who wrote Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President)If none of these cover enough ground for you, another solid recent work that covers his Presidency but also much before is * Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power* by Richard Carwardine._________________(I would not recommend Sandburg for your purposes –well-written, classic even, but not as accurate or up-to-date as you’d want. And I would NOT rely on Gore Vidal’s book. He tells a good story, but his are NOT careful, scholarly biographies… nor, frankly, do they purport to be.)(One other note/correction — the notion that Lincoln was ‘mostly a failure’ before rising to the Presidency may be inspiring but it is quite misleading [it would be somewhat closer to the truth if applied to GRANT]. If you look at his very successful LEGAL career and his contributions to the party in his state, esp. in the latter part of the 1850s, you will NOT see a “failure”.)
What person in history has had more books written about him/her than any one else.
How many books have been written about this person to date?
Well, if you check my answer to your other question – #1 would have to be Jesus, followed by Napoleon Bonaparte, then Abraham Lincoln.I personally have an entire BOOKCASE not shelf, but case of books about Napoleon and his family. Some of them are so old they were written by people who knew him! However, I can’t tell you how many books total have been written about him.