Abraham Lincoln Essay | Abraham Lincoln vs. Jefferson Davis

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Abraham Lincoln vs. Jefferson Davis

Summary: A comparison of the Civil War presidencies of Abraham Lincoln for the Union and Jefferson Davis for the Confederacy shows some similarities. Both conflicted with other individuals in their respective governments -- Lincoln with the U.S. Senate, Davis with his vice president Alexander Stephens. Both also had weaknesses to overcome; Lincoln had little government experience and showed an inability to control his Cabinet members, while Davis easily made enemies and preferred leading an army over establishing a stable government.
During the Civil War, America was at war with itself over the institution of slavery. While at war, many slave states began to stray from the Union and create the Confederate Government. With the creation of the Confederacy, the United States was broken up into two different governments. The Union's leader was Abraham Lincoln and the Confederate's leader was Jefferson Davis. Since these two governments were rather new, because of the loss or gain of states, it made both sides of the country's government unstable.

While Lincoln was a great president with long lasting precedence, he still had some weaknesses in his leadership skills. One of Lincoln's weaknesses was his inability to control the people under him. Many Republicans did not respect Lincoln and this caused problems. In addition, Lincoln had never served in the Cabinet or the Senate. Setbacks in the early parts of...

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