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  • Date Submitted: 01/16/2012 03:48 PM
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It is not easy to become a leader, but it is more difficult to become a successful and respected leader. In American history, there are many presidents, such as George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, George Walker Bush, and current president, Barack Hussein Obama; among them there are successes and failures. Abraham Lincoln is one of the greatest presidents of America. During his tenure, he led the United States won the Civil War, safeguard national unity. In addition, he also issued the Emancipation Proclamation, abolition of slavery. Under Lincoln’s leadership and his strong beliefs, he made great contributions to push forward the development of American society and got the respect by most of the American people.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. When he was 23 years old, he began his political career and elected the state congressman. In 1860, Lincoln ran for president, and received the full support of the northern states. However, he did not get any support from the southern states because of he opposed to slavery. Fortunately, he used his brilliant speaking skill and advocate restrictions and the abolition of slavery. Finally, he defeated Stephen Douglas and became the president of United States.
Lincoln's childhood life was not plain sailing. He was born in a not very wealthy family. His mother died when he was 9 years old and his family kept moving around. He had only 18 months of non-formal education, lost his jobs for 11 times, and 2 times of business failure. But he did not give up. He studied more and more. Through the diligent studied of himself, he
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became a knowledgeable and full of wisdom. He became a lawyer in 1836 and started his own successful career. Unfortunately, efforts will not always succeed. He lost cases with his lawyer career and the opportunity to become the republican vice presidential nominee; and he failed in the post of United States Senate. After all those tough experiences, he still...


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