he actually did put people into Prison for speaking out against him and the war.
‘he actually did put people into Prison for speaking out against him and the war.’
In the year 2013 it is easy for us all to look back and take offense at the actions that Lincoln took during the Civil War.
Imagine it’s the year 1860...(hey mom, I went to the store to get a cover for my ipad and the clerk asked me, ‘What’s an ipad?’)
Battles being fought in Virginia could be heard at the White House. There was no, ‘Red’ phone for Lincoln to pick up and get an up to date report on the war.
Suffice it to say, there were reasons why Lincoln took the actions that he did so long ago. Reasons that make no sense to current day modern Americans.
Lincoln was right about one thing though. If the South had
successfully seceded from the union, then there would be no Northern or Southern America today. Once split, England, France, Spain, etal would have chipped away at the two, ‘countries’ until there would be no soverign America today. This is what Lincoln’s vision and strength has given to present day Americans.
Did Lincoln make mistakes? Sure. Let’s be clear on this though, thank God that Lincoln was president.