Lincoln: Hero or Villain?

Challenge all the State has ever taught you.

Trying Liberty

As a disclaimer I would like to note that I am not a defender of the Confederacy, or any regime that would support slavery. My goal is to simply demonstrate how one of the most well regarded presidents made some very questionable decisions. The following questions were taken from a blog by Clyde Wilson, a professor of history at the University of South Carolina. Spoiler alert: the answer to every question is President Lincoln.

What American President launched a massive invasion of another country that posed no threat, and without a declaration of war?

What President said that he had to violate the Constitution in order to save it?

What President said he was indifferent to slavery but would use any force necessary to collect taxes?

What President sent the Army to arrest in the middle of the night thousands of private citizens for expressing their opinions? And held them…

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