Q&A: Un honest Abe? Need help on a VERY important report on Abraham Lincoln!?

Question by tiger101: Un honest Abe? Need help on a VERY important report on Abraham Lincoln!?
so for my 11th grade US history class, Im writing a 2000 word report on Abraham Lincoln. Now he has always been my favorite president and historical figure since I was six, but lately Ive been having some trouble with him. Since Ive been doing a lot of research on him Ive discovered some unpleasant things! There are so many sites that are called “The Dark Side of Abraham Lincoln” “Forced into glory” “Un honest Abe” “The Truth about Lincoln” and they talk about him being extremely raciest, wanting to ship african americans out of the US, sending escaped slaves back to their owners, throwing people who protested against him in jail, etc etc!!! then there are others sites that talk about what a wonderful, non racial man he was. I have no idea what to believe!! Do I write about both sides and if so how do I tie them together because they are so completely different? Thank you so much for listening! Please help 🙂

Best answer:

Answer by notyou311
You have to study the man in regard to his times. He may have been a racist as were most Americans at the time, but he changed his views and tried to free the slaves.

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