Interview with Abraham Lincoln

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Interview with the Abe Lincoln:


What Do you think of Jefferson Davis?

Well, first off, I don't hate the man, even though he is President for the Confederates, I just believe that he has his mind in the wrong place. As you see, he was born and raised with slaves doing everything for him, and if he was told to give it up just like THAT, of course he would fight back on what he believes shouldn't be taken away.

What were some of the things you worked as before you became President?

I worked as a storekeeper, rail-splitter, postmaster, and surveyor, then enlisted as a volunteer in the Black Hawk War and became a captain. I did many more than this, but I will just keep it simple for the reader.

Would you do anything to give slave their freedom?

Well, yes I would. I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end.

If the end brings me out all right, what's said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.

What's your secret to making speeches that speaks to the nation?

I don't like to hear cut-and-dried sermons. No--when I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees. That is what I go for.

How do you overcome embarrassment?

I have found that when one is embarrassed, usually the shortest way to get through with it is to quit talking about it or thinking about it, and go at something else."

What do you think about the nation's war?

War should be the politics of last resort. And...