Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination on April 14, 1865. He was the best president because he successively led his country through its greatest crises, the American Civil War, saving the union, ending slavery, and in the end, he was assassinated for his beliefs.

        To begin, Abraham was the best president because he was the president over the North during the Civil War. The main causes of the Civil War were the South wanted to have slaves to have free labor, and the North did not want any slaves because they felt that it violated the rights of man. Subsequently, the South separated and called themselves the confederate states. The South declared war on the United States because of the Emancipation Proclamation that freed all the slaves. When the Civil War was drawing to an end, Abraham then formed the thirteenth amendment. That amendment said that slavery or involuntary service is illegal.

        Additionally, he was the best president because he gave a speech called the Gettysburg Address. The most noticeable battle of the Civil War was the battle at Gettysburg. While the union won the war at Gettysburg, it was also the bloodiest battle in the war. This is important because it also hurt Lincoln's war effort. Abraham Lincoln gave a speech called the Gettysburg address. The main idea behind the Gettysburg address was to recognize the men to fought in the battle and to remind people why the men were fighting. Now the Gettysburg address is the most recited speech in United states history.

        Consequently, on April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by the man named John Wilkes Booth because Lincoln did what he thought was right and John Wilkes Booth did not like or agree with it. Booth only planed on kidnapping Abraham Lincoln in exchange for the confederate prisoners. Then when he went to a speech on April 11 that promoted the rights for blacks to vote. So John...