What Would Lincoln Do?

S M Chen
5 min readJan 14, 2024

Abraham Lincoln, our 16th POTUS, was one of our most beloved Presidents. He has also been ranked by historians as one of our best POTUS.

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It is he who signed the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, declaring “all persons held as slaves are, and henceforward shall be free.”

He waged the Civil War of 1861–1865, which sometimes pitted brother against brother and father against son, and cost the nation…