He imprisoned northern politicians who spoke out against the war.
I don’t like the man. Don’t think he had the right to prevent the states from seceding.
That being said. The North did not start the fight, the South did. And slavery was ripe for removal, and I blame the British for instituting it in the first place.
I don’t hate the man like I do the current pretender to the ‘throne’. But then I am not living in the 1860’s
Southern Lincoln-haters are idiots.
If Booth haden’t shot him, the “reconstruction” would have been a FACT. The “South” would have prospered much more quickly as Lincoln would have been just as effective against his own Radicals.