Top 10 Abraham Lincoln Unknown Life Facts

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Abraham Lincoln is one of the most celebrated and controversial personality of American history. Lincoln is idolized even today for his brave character as he changed the shapes of United States, for the long lasting benefit of the Americans. His image is often portrayed in a sanctified light, as he worked according to a pattern in which he was incapable of doing wrong. Lincoln was well aware of his defects and demerits as a leader. He is more to human scale than generally assumed. Even though he was strong, a talented wrestler and experienced with an axe, he disliked killing and harming animals. His death even commanded far more attention than any other presidents. He administered over the most calamitous war in U.S. history and his decisions adapted forever on the American government. Though he was a barbarian but he threw away many bad guys and helped America. His most famous quote was “Whatever you are, be the good one”.

 

1. Live valiant

After the Union had taken the Confederate capitol of Richmond Virginia at the end of Civil War, Abraham Lincoln marched with few men to the capitol city, which was the heart of enemy territory. The day Lincoln was assassinated, at Ford’s theatre he denied large security with him even though he was to be assassinated any time. He believed in living fearlessly. He was not ready to live his life in fear because he will die someday. He used to say “fear is crippling thing, especially to the entrepreneur. There are always millions of things that can go wrong, you might just fail. But you’ll never know, until you try “. He was never scared of trying even if he fails. He was a man of great principals who deserve great respect and honor.

 

2. Work hard, Play hard

Lincoln knew how to work hard, and play even harder. He always made time to play with his children, even while he has to command the most stressful and gut-wrenching war in U.S. He used to say “many entrepreneurs take themselves way too seriously, it is after all just work”. He was a hard-worker. He was one of the busiest men in the country during his presidency, but he still made friends and family his priority. He was a great man and knew how to balance life.

 

3. Came under enemy fire on a Civil War battlefield

The battle of Fort Stevens was the American Civil War battle in Washington, D.C. On top of the parapet of Ford Stevens is a memorial stone dedicated to Abraham Lincoln for the battle of Fort Stevens. Lincoln stoop atop the parapet of the fort to witness the battle and came under direct fire of Confederate sharpshooters. It was the only time in American History in which a President came under direct fire from an enemy combatant.

 

4. Great military leader

Among the other war Presidents, Lincoln is viewed as the top military strategist. When American Civil War began, Lincoln was far less prepared for the commander in chief than his opponents. His only military experience had come in 1832, when he was the captain of militia unit. As President of the nation and leader of his party as well as commander in chief, Lincoln was responsible for shaping and defining national policy. Lincoln’s top priority was to keep border state Unionists and Northern Antiabolitionist Democrats in his war federation.

 

5. Secret service

On 14th April, Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s theater in Washington, D.C. On the same day he signed into which the Secret service, whose work was to defend the President from dangers such as assassination which befell on Lincoln that evening. It was the historical coincidence. The major motive of the secret service was to encounter widespread currency fraudulent. The secret service carried out the Treasury duties. Until 1901, after the killing of two other presidents, the secret service was formally assigned to protect the commander-in-chief.

 

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