Abraham Lincoln is the best American president ever
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Lincoln didn't save the Americas from the Great Depression.
FDR was a great president, but Lincoln was better. I will list Lincoln's accomplishments:
Winning the Civil War
It may be a short list, but the things I listed were big things.
Lincoln didn't exactly free the slaves...
"The Emancipation Proclamation ostensibly freed all slaves in the rebelling Confederate states; it did not abolish slavery in the Union states in which it was still legal."
Also, we don't even know if Abraham existed in the first place...
Opponent still hasn't rebutted the fact that FDR had far more helpful policies than Lincoln. My opponent can't list a single policy Lincoln passed, while FDR passed a bazillion in merely his first 100 days, which I will list below
Ignore the weird numbers at the end, they're all from http://www.shmoop.com...
Here is a full list of Lincoln's acchomplishments:
Lincoln supported the Homestead Act, giving free land to American citizens living in the East
Lincoln signed a law entitled The National Banking Act, establishing national currency
Lincoln used leadership to win the Civil War
Again not a big list, but big acchomplishments
Lincoln is also known for some of the greatest speaches of all time (Cooper Union Address, House Divided Address, Gettysburg Address, etc)
In conclusion, Lincoln showed leadership and courage, fought things he dissagreed with, and never backed down. Lincoln lead America through thick and thin. FDR was great, but Lincoln is even better
The two acts are nothing compared to FDR's massive number policies.
The civil war was a tiny problem compared to the Great Depression; did 1/4 people lose their jobs during the civil war? I think not.
“Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”. This speech gave Americans great hope, and sure enough, they only had to fear fear itself, FDR moved America through the GD in his four terms
In conclusion Lincoln didn't compare to FDR. His security was poor so he was assassinated. He didn't exactly do anything to free the slaves through his famous Emancipation Proclamation, while every one of FDR's policies had a big impact to move America out of the Great Depression. FDR wins
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Vote Placed by BLAHthedebator 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: S&G, arguments and sources are all obvious and con gets the points. However, conduct goes to pro because in round three, con copies and pastes misleading pictures and valid, but plagiarized, information. This is cheating (and trolling if I'm not mistaken) and is bad conduct.
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