Dec 11 2009

Abraham Lincoln in New York

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abraham_lincolnAs I walked through the Abraham Lincoln and New york exhibition in the New York Historical Society, I realized how influential New York had been to Lincoln and his presidency. Even though, Abraham Lincoln has only been to New York for a couple days, New York’s support for Lincoln’s run for presidency was immense. I also learned that even with such great support from New York, Lincoln didn’t seem to be fulfilling his promises of ending the war quickly that the New Yorkers had wished to see. Because of this, many people began to lose trust in Lincoln as they began to doubt that man they thought would change everything. However, after his assassination, the New Yorkers realized what a great president they had lost. Throughout the exhibition, I was able to experience the relation between New York and Lincoln almost live with the numerous documents, artifacts and videos.

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4 Responses to “Abraham Lincoln in New York”

  1.   Aon 12 Dec 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Man, I don’t think I’ve been to the NY Historical Society since like 7th grade. I should go back sometime.

  2.   Rhianna Mohamedon 12 Dec 2009 at 12:31 am

    Hhahahaahahaha, Solana.. But, Jason, where is this NY Historical Society located?

  3.   solanaon 12 Dec 2009 at 12:17 am

    Well he is known as Honest Abe.

  4.   Rhianna Mohamedon 11 Dec 2009 at 5:16 pm

    I’m not sure if it’s because of Lincoln’s past we all know of, but I see such honesty in his eyes. It doesn’t matter what he’s wearing; just look at his eyes.