I'd say Aaron Burr, but I'd probly get e-shot!
So, I will nominate Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of these here UNITED states.
He was a humble man, from humble beginnings. He also had almost supernatural political cunning, and a powerful charm to back it up. He was brilliant,
yet self-taught. He was a lawyer. He knew the laws of this land in and out. He learned quick how to navigate his way into power. And once there, he
was truly the man of the hour.
He must have had the hardest job of any president in our history. His sole mission became holding this country together, whatever the cost. That was
his committment and he delivered.
It cost him his very life.
Abraham Lincoln gave his life for the great cause of the United States. That she would grow together and prosper and be self sustaining and bountiful
for ever and ever, Amen.
We enjoy the life we have today, here in the United States, because of him.
Now I will scrounge up some links for you:
Lincoln warned the South in his Inaugural Address: "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of
civil war. The government will not assail you.... You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn
one to preserve, protect and defend it."
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
Whereas, on the twentysecond day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty two, a proclamation was issued by the
President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, towit:
"That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or
designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free;
and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such
persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.
In 1861 Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) became the United States' sixteenth president. But before Lincoln became the nation's chief executive, he led a
fascinating life that sheds considerable light upon significant themes in American history. This World Wide Web site presents materials from
Lincoln's Illinois years (1830-1861), supplemented by resources from Illinois' early years of statehood (1818-1829). Thus Lincoln/Net provides a
record of Lincoln's career, but it also uses his experiences as a lens through which users might explore and analyze his social and political
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Order: 16th President
Term of office: March 4, 1861 – April 15, 1865
Predecessor: James Buchanan
Successor: Andrew Johnson
Date of birth: February 12, 1809
Place of birth: Hardin County, Kentucky
(site now in LaRue County)
Date of death: April 15, 1865
Place of death: Washington, D.C.
First Lady: Mary Todd Lincoln
Political Party: Republican
Vice President: Hannibal Hamlin (1861-1865)
Andrew Johnson (1865)
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter and the Great
Emancipator, was the 16th President of the United States (1861–1865), and the first president from the Republican Party.