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Question: Abraham Lincoln caused the Death of more Americans than any other president!. Why do we have a monument to him!?
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Its a valid question!. There was no unanimity at the time about Lincoln's greatness!. There were great draft riots in New York and Detroit!. Many northerners hated and resented the need for his Grand Army of the Republic (much like senator Palpatine's incidentally)!. He was certainly no plaster saint!. He suspended the writ of Habeus Corpus and otherwise trampled the constitution in order to save it!.

Yet he was a great man!. And a tragic figure!. The lives he snuffed, the rights he rescinded, the war he fought and the slaves he freed,made us undeniably one people and the nation we know today!. For good and ill!. His life and his souls sacrifice for the ideals of federal representative democracy place him in the pantheon of great men!. And great men get monuments!. Thats how it is!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

'Cuz we admire him!. And you're flat wrong about Union soldiers not wanting to fight!. My wife and I both have numerous ancestors who served in the Union army and we have many of their letters home and even several diaries they kept while on campaign!. They fought voluntarily, as did almost all the soldiers they fought with!. We both are re-enactors of that war out of respect for them, their cause, President Lincoln and emancipation!. Last July, over fifteen thousand of us got together in Pennsylvania on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd and re-enacted the Battle of Gettysburg!. You should'a seen our impression of Pickett's Charge! Gonna do it again, too!.!.!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Lincoln freed the slaves!. He kept our country together when the south tried to secede from the union!.

Of course there were many soldiers who did not want to fight (on both sides of the war)!.

However, there were many who volunteered to go into battle!. Often they lied about their age just so they could join up!. There were also several cases of women who pretended to be males so they could join!.

Edit: I am curious to know just how the freeing of the slaves was illegal and by who's definition!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

Lincoln did not free the slaves The war did!.
Because we do not know the real about Abe!.
Anyway most of the truth is covered up with lies!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Time to crack a history book junior!.Www@QuestionHome@Com