Tuesday, 19 January 2016

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln


This website is a collection of the professional and personal writings of Abraham Lincoln. This collection is largely composed of letters written to and from Lincoln during his time in senate and while he was president of the United States of America.

There are many comparisons which can be drawn between the life of Abraham Lincoln and the ideas of the American Dream that were presented by Cullen and Truslow Adams. Lincoln was born to a modest family in a small one room log cabin and he was mostly self taught and had little formal education. Through his hard work and famously honest attitude, he was able to work his way up to become president of the United States of America. He was also strong and physically able as shown by the fact that he lead the Union army during the Civil War.

In addition to his physical and mental traits, Abraham Lincoln fought to and succeeded in abolishing slavery. This lead to the creation of the equal and free land, which led to opportunities for everyone "regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position" as described by James Truslow Adams in The Epic of America (1931).

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