What were some of the major triumphs and tragedies in Abraham Lincoln’s life?

Seachelle asked:

Please express what you think were two of the major triumphs and two of the major tragedies in Lincoln’s life. Support your opinions with facts, too. I’d love to see if there are certain examples that most people find the worst and best moments of his life. He’s always been of interest to me, and I know many others as well.

Look forward to your opinions!

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10 Responses to “What were some of the major triumphs and tragedies in Abraham Lincoln’s life?”

  1. hank says:

    his sister died

  2. mary lincoln says:

    don’t know.

  3. Dr abusham says:

    Lincoln was a great man uniting America American should encourage other nation of the earth to get united like Sudan and the two Korea

  4. BRIZEI says:

    1-LOST OF HIS FAMILY BUSINESS
    2-DEATH OF HIS WIFE
    3-LOST OF HIS FIRST BID FOR CONGRESS
    4- WON THE SENAT BID FOR US CONGRESS
    5- LOST THE RE-ELECTION COMPETITION
    6-LOST VICE PRESIDENT ELECTION
    7-WON THE US PRESIDENCY
    8-WON THE C IVIL WAR AND PRESERVE THE UNION
    9- HIS ASSASSINATION

  5. mhaynes365@sbcglobal.net says:

    My favorite Lincoln triumphs were the Emancipation Proclomation of 1863 and his re-election in 1864. Particularly the re-election as this president was embroiled in controversy his entire first term.

    The two things I find most tragic about his life were losing all but one of his sons, (only Robert Todd Lincoln lived past the age of 18) and of course the mental illness of his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln.

  6. Leo says:

    The most majoir sirous thing was the sival war lots of people
    died.In ford’s theater liken was killed.

  7. Mark S says:

    Tragedies- as expressed before, I say the death of Tad during the War. About a year and a half ago I became a father. I love my little girl with every breath I breathe. To lose her would be devastating, but to lose a loved one as president, in middle of a war. Was he able to fully grieve?

    The other tragedy, in my mind, was his death. Reconstruction would have been drastically different had Lincoln lived out the rest of his life. Johnson, despite being a Southerner, HATED those people in the South. Lincoln would have had a softer hand. He would have welcomed the South back as we would after seeing brothers and sisters who we haven’t sen in a long time.

    Triumphs- Getting rid of McClellan as Commander of the Army of the Potomac. Read some of Lincoln’s letters to the moron. Lincoln never presumed that he knew more than McClellan, but Lincoln demanded action from a man who loved to wait “til the right time.” There is no such thing in war.

    When Grant and Sherman defeated Vicksburg and they were able to open up the Mississippi. This began the split of the South in two. Blockade runners had to run on the Atlantic seaboard and some of the Floridian seaboard. Union Naval vessels could begin to focus there attention to the runners. With both of these Generals, Lincoln finally had capable commanders in the field who knew what it took, and would take, to win the war.

    I love President Lincoln, as apparently, you do too. He was an amazing man and human being.

  8. Marsh says:

    I belleve one of the greatest tragedies was his life long depression suffered by him and a good part of his family. Had Lincoln had the ability to really focus on the day to day goings on in his life without the depression slapping him down on a daily basis, think what he may have accomplished over and above what he already had… tvtop_toptv

  9. TG says:

    Winning the Presidency and winning the Civil War were certainly two of his triumphs. Among the tragedies of his life were the death of his beloved son and his wife’s lifelong mental illness.

  10. B. Nash says:

    Good comments so far. Many would say the loss of Ann Rutledge was Lincoln’s first serious loss. It is not really known if Lincoln and Ann were even in love. I would say his first real tragedy was the death of his mother when he was nine years old. He also lost his sister Sarah and a brother Thomas. His greatest achievements were: saving the Union, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the 13th Amendment (which he personally advocated for and then signed).

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