August 10, 2014
AP U.S. History
I believe Abraham Lincoln is the best president ever because Lincoln signed the
emancipation proclamation, approved the 13th amendment, and he did what needed to be done in
order to keep America together.
In a recent test done by 49 historians and scientists, Abraham Lincoln came out on top.
The testing categories included leadership qualities, accomplishments/crisis management,
political skills, and character/integrity. Abe was followed by FDR, George Washington, Teddy,
Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Woodrow Wilson, and Harry Truman. Lincoln came on top
in every category making him the best president ever. (CreditMillercenter)
I also believe without Lincoln, there would have been slavery still in our country. The
United States would have probably not been a superpower because nobody would have wanted
to immigrate to a place where slavery is legal. No other country would have liked to do business
or trade with a country that would have had slavery. Several other countries would still have had
slavery because the country that has helped the most in getting rid of slavery in this world was
the United States. And when the United States would have had slavery, everybody would have
His signing of the emancipation proclamation not only kept the nation together, but it
also advanced the idea of the 13th amendment which completely got rid of slavery. Which
without those two documents, the country would be in ruins as stated in the previous paragraphs.
I also believe that without Lincoln, there would have not been a United States of
America. There would probably just been North United States and South United states. He stood
firm and broke a few laws in order to ke