Abraham Lincoln could have help even more with the economic integration. It was after the war when the slaves won their freedom back. He believed that "every man to have the chance — and I believe a black man is entitled to it ‑‑ in which he can better his condition" according to www.washingtonpost.com. …show more content…
He thought that the West will be an integral part of Reconstruction. He even signed homestead legislation that opened huge tracts of public land to private ownership. Also, he pledged government support to a transcontinental railroad that would carry the harvests of those homesteads to world markets. On the day he got assassinated, he even promised Speaker of the House Schuyler Colfax that he planned to point Union veterans “to the gold and silver that waits for them in the West.”, according to www.washingtonpost.com. But he die before he could make it happened for real.
He could have help with the cleaning the Confederate slate. In his second inaugural address, he spoke of his hope of malice toward none and charity for all after the war. He wasn't exaggerating. He said, “Frighten them out of the country,...open the gates, let down the bars … scare them off" according to www.washingtonpost.com. It meant that it would clear the way for a new leadership in the South. Which would establish a “practical system by which the two races could gradually live themselves out of their old relation.” Lincoln could scarcely have guaranteed the operation of his “practical system” without an ongoing military presence in the South to enforce it if he didn't die.
In conclusion, if Abraham Lincoln wasn't assassinated, he could've been president until 1869 and have a longer term, help with the economic integration, western development, and cleaning