How the Lincoln Assassination Changed American History


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How the Lincoln Assassination Changed American History
The Lincoln assassination is still one of the most talked about events in the history of America, especially because Abraham Lincoln was the first president to be assassinated due to “lax security” (Swanson 26) for Presidents at that time, not like today. The assassination of Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. The assassination had an effect on American history in three main ways. First, since Lincoln as assassinated during his first term as president in office, there may have been much more that Lincoln would have accomplished if he did not die and was able to serve the second term as president in a re-election that he probably would have won. Second, the civil war would...
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.....example, the south still supported slavery and Lincoln’s assassination made it easier for them to still support slavery.
the most lasting accomplishments attributed to Lincoln are the preservation of the Union, the vindication of democracy, and the death of slavery, all accomplished by the ways in which he handled the crisis that most certainly would have ended differently with a lesser man in office. His great achievement, historians tell us, was his ability to energize and mobilize the nation by appealing to its best ideals while acting "with malice towards none" in the pursuit of a more perfect, more just, and more enduring Union.
Works Cited
Swanson, James L. Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer. New York: HarperCollins, 2006.