Abraham Lincoln – A Tribute (Ashokan Farewell)

Manny535 asked:

This is a tribute to the 16th President of the United States — Abraham Lincoln. This president has become more central to America’s image of itself than any chief executive before or after him. He has been called “Self-made man,” “savior of the union,” the “great emancipator” — he is perhaps the most beloved president in American History. The Music is from Ken Burn’s Documentary – “The Civil War” (1990). The Song is called “Ashokan Farewell”, which was composed by Jay Ungar. NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED!!!

Note from B. Nash: This is an outstanding collection on video of photographs of Lincoln. The music is great too! Enjoy.

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6 Responses to “Abraham Lincoln – A Tribute (Ashokan Farewell)”

  1. Jaydub9191 says:

    I’m not a fan of the stock market, but after reading these comments I think I’ll make an investment in tin foil hats. I should be a millionaire by year’s end.

  2. randyguitarman13 says:

    The MAIN measure was the FSA, that covered thousands of miles outside of the CSA slave-state borders. The only thing upholding the ONE sector of slavery that was not declining–plantation slavery–was this federal fascism, forcing down enforcement costs.

    If Lincoln would not have initiated his nationalist invasion, that would have been the most productive, without creating the REAL unnecessary 100 year Civil War.

  3. randyguitarman13 says:

    Lincoln in Charleston, Illinois:

    “I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races,…and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races…while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”

  4. madtal says:

    @randyguitarman13
    Plantation slavery was the sole sector that was not declining (assuming that’s true) because it was PROFITABLE. As long as it remained profitable it would have continued. And since there was no widespread mechanization in cotton-picking until the mid-20th century it probably would have remained profitable until then.
    The Fugitive Slave Act was pushed through by the Democrats and southern Whigs. Northern Whigs (the future Republicans) mostly opposed it.

  5. madtal says:

    @randyguitarman13
    “It is true that the President lays down his propositions with many qualifications some of which to my thinking, are unnecessary, unjust and wholly unwise. There are spots on the Sun. A blind man can see where the President’s heart is. I read the spaces as well as the lines of that message, I see in them a brave man trying against great odds, to do right. An honest patriot endeavoring to save his country in its day of peril.”
    Frederick Douglass

  6. estelle715 says:

    My earliest ancestor was born in KY. in 1808,so just maybe the families met. They lived in adjoining counties.Sad Lincoln has no living descendants,What a great legacy!

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