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Kolesar

(31,182 posts)
7. Lincoln adopted the cause of the way-outmatched abolitionists
Sat Sep 7, 2013, 12:23 PM
Sep 2013

Abolitionism didn't have the width and breadth of support of the American public, even in the way-Unionist states such as the upper Midwest. The President somehow kept the war going despite the war fatigue by changing the message and getting the North to support "preserving the union" . He was a masterful politician with a sense of image management that sustained his popularity.

I voted FDR gopiscrap Sep 2013 #1
He saved the world. (nt) Nye Bevan Sep 2013 #5
Washington Benton D Struckcheon Sep 2013 #2
Yeah I like what you say gopiscrap Sep 2013 #3
McKinley set the stage for Wilson, that's when the U.S. Uncle Joe Sep 2013 #13
Without a doubt, FDR. David__77 Sep 2013 #4
Obama undeterred Sep 2013 #6
:) Kolesar Sep 2013 #9
Lincoln adopted the cause of the way-outmatched abolitionists Kolesar Sep 2013 #7
+1. I had Washington and FDR tied for 2nd - nt HardTimes99 Sep 2013 #15
. blkmusclmachine Sep 2013 #8
Kennedy shenmue Sep 2013 #10
Why? gopiscrap Sep 2013 #11
Ditto for Kennedy. n/t RebelOne Sep 2013 #16
I'm going to get flamed for this but here goes. Lyndon Johnson............. wandy Sep 2013 #12
I voted the man so popular, mick063 Sep 2013 #14
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