Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, had the
challenge of leading the nation during the Civil War. His leadership was
impressive and he was known as a strong and ethical leader around the
globe. His Gettysburg Address is considered to be one of the three
greatest American speeches along with King’s “Dream” and Kennedy’s
His life was challenging however. He suffered through the deaths of two
of his children and his wife had some serious mental challenges. There
were struggles with political divides not to mention the stress of dealing
with the execution of a war.
Through it all Lincoln was able to remain positive. Even when asked a
few days before his wedding to Mary Todd he was asked where he was
going he replied with a smile, “To hell I suppose”.
He gave the key to his happiness when he said, “People are just as happy
- Their experiences allow them.
- Their circumstances dictate.
- A nation made whole.
- They make up their minds to be.
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