When abraham lincoln took the oath of office 72 years after washington, he confronted the greatest crisis in american history with a nation torn in two harold holzer, director of the roosevelt house public policy institute at hunter college, says that lincoln’s work to preserve the union that washington helped to create is part of what made him the country’s greatest president. As presidents' day approaches, two preeminent historians join the enduring debate about whether george washington or abraham lincoln was america’s greatest president. Abraham lincoln is regarded by many americans as the greatest president to ever hold office in the history of the united states, and his reputation is definitely well deserved lincoln wasn't scared to stand up and fight for what he knew was right he was convinced that within the branches of.
Abraham lincoln on slavery abraham lincoln was born in 1809, in hardin county, kentucky (abraham lincoln slavery and the civil war, pg 211, johnson) many americans believe him to be one of the greatest presidents to ever serve in office. The greatest speech, ever: the remarkable story of abraham lincoln and his gettysburg address is an in-depth history of president lincoln's immortal speech, famously made after one of the bloodiest battles in the civil war.
Abraham lincoln was not the greatest president of the united states many books have been written about the suspension of civil liberties by lincoln and many know about his policies that contributed to the deaths of some two million americans, including women and children of the south. Who do you think is the greatest president in americas history based on achievements people rate abraham lincoln as the best but is he over-rated many top presidents: 1. Abraham lincoln was rated the greatest president, with an average score of 95 out of 100, followed by george washington and franklin d roosevelt the rest in the top 10 were teddy roosevelt, thomas jefferson, harry s truman, dwight d eisenhower, bill clinton, andrew jackson and woodrow wilson.
The 1994 survey placed only two presidents, franklin d roosevelt and abraham lincoln, above 80 points and two presidents, andrew johnson and warren g harding, below 50 points   the 2010 siena survey had george w bush plummet from the initial 2002 ranking of 23rd down to 39th. Abraham lincoln is regarded by many americans as the greatest president to ever hold office in the history of the united states, and his reputation is definitely well deserved lincoln wasn't scared to stand up and fight for what he knew was right.
Abraham lincoln is the greatest president ever because he did great things such as ending slavery, getting the us through the civil war, and helped our country a lot the american civil war was a war between the southern states and the confederate states.