Dawson Melton The Real Lincoln

Dawson Melton The Real Lincoln

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  • The Real Lincoln by Thomas DiLerenzo
  • Start the war so we can keep the central government strong.
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Time Period
  • The book The Real Lincoln describes Lincoln as a political president who was not a humanitarian or a man who was always the great Emancipator. The book claims Lincoln's action were for personal reasons than for the majority of the nation.
  • Lincoln's View on Slavery
  • I'll pass this Proclamation because it has no power and the slaves
  • The main character is Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the U.S. and member of the Republican party, throughout his presidency and especially during the Civil War. He is the sole focus of the book as it tells as a biography.
  • Lincoln During Civil War
  • The setting is the Civil War era as well as the reconstruction time period that Lincoln was present for. It describes how Lincoln used the Civil War to push his personal gain.
  • Lincoln's Reconstruction
  • We will be in control of the country now that the war is over.
  • The beginning of the book explains how Lincoln did not want to free the slaves unless he was forced to do so. The author says Lincoln passed the Emancipation Proclamation because he knew it had no power over the states affected by it; the Proclamation showed his power while not having to anything until the death toll of the war began to rise.
  • The middle of the book focuses on Lincoln becoming a full dictator of the United States by forcing the country into Marshal Law and waging a full war without the consent of Congress as well as breaking Constitutional laws. It also claims Lincoln's suspension of the writ of Habeas Corpus allowed him to arrest whoever he wanted to for no conclusive reason.
  • Sure you are
  • As the book finishes, it talks about the aftermath of the Civil War and how Lincoln manipulated the reconstruction of the country to allow his Republican party to create a powerhouse in the political realm. Also, the book also makes the claim that Lincoln told his army to kill civilians.
  • What about Sherman's march?
  • Republican Party
  • You killed thousands of innocent civilians!
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