Questions for President Lincoln

 If given the chance to interview anyone, past or present, it would be former President Abraham Lincoln. I have always found his back story and years in the White House compelling. At a time when our nation was divided and he was amid scrutiny and death threats, he pushed on for what he felt was right for our nation and its citizens. I would start out by asking him about his childhood and what is was like growing up during that time. Did the heartache of losing a mother as a young boy and then on to lose a son make him view life differently, and what impact does he feel the deaths had on his life? If during his presidency with the pressures from so many did he ever question whether he should continue on his fight to end slavery. I would also be curious to know if he had any idea that his speech he reportedly scribbled on a napkin, would go on to be one of the greatest well known presidential speeches known as the “Gettysburg Address.” Some historians claim that he had a premonition of his own death as he saw mourners standing over him lying in state. I would ask if this was true and if so, did he take the death threats he was receiving more serious after that moment. I think interviewing Lincoln would be enlightening and would give more insight into the life of one of the greatest presidents in our country’s history.


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