The journal paper discusses the problems faced by Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis that contributed to civil war in their respective states. It analyses the contribution of each person in the American civil war. The achievements of both commanders will also be discussed together with their weaknesses.
A civil war involves the conflict between different groups in the same state. The main objectives of the civil war are the intention of one group to exercise control over the other group or to need to amend some government policies, which are unfavorable to them. Each occurrence of civil war is associated with a particular commander who is responsible for initiating the war.
Main Text Abraham Lincoln acted as the 16th president of the United States from 1861. However, he was assassinated in the year 1865. His assassination led to his removal from power. He was responsible for the greatest civil war in United States, which was immoral, and against the constitution (Wiegand & Steve, 43). One of the problems he faced during the war was the need to stop slavery. He believed that the problem of slavery would split the Union. Therefore, his main agenda was to save the Union from collapsing instead of freeing the slaves.
Jefferson Davis acted as an American soldier and the president of Confederate States of America in the period of the civil war. His strategy to defeat the industrialized Union, which was well established, never succeeded since he failed to get back up from foreign nations. The major problem he faced during the civil war was the high rate of Confederate economy collapsing. Historians associate the defeat by the Union to the poor leadership as compared to the Abraham Lincoln’s leadership capacity.
These two individuals solved the problems created during the civil war in different ways. Abraham Lincoln hated slavery and could not stand as a leader to see the act of slavery spread in his state (Wiegand & Steve,
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