The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln

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Doris Kearns Goodwin is the author of “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln”. Terry Gross hosted an interview with Goodwin as they discussed Abraham Lincoln’s relationship with his cabinet. Lincoln was known to be the peacemaker (the middle man), he was determined to pass the Emancipation Proclamation, and dealt with an emotional illnesses. First of all, Abraham Lincoln was considered a peacemaker while members of his cabinet spun out of control. One thing that impressed me this most is how Lincoln stood in the center of a storm and never waiver by the opinion of his peers. He knew how to meet their needs without causing emotional imbalances. In some situations voices heightened; however, he successfully kept them

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