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How has Abraham Lincoln impacted American history Abraham Lincoln was an important part of American history He ended slavery and helped America through the civil war Abraham Lincoln was one of the truly great men of all time Even as a boy Lincoln showed ability as a speaker He often amused himself and others by imitating some preacher or politician who had spoken in the area People liked to gather at the general store in the crossroads village of Gentryville Lincolns gift for telling stories made him a favorite with the people there In spite of his youth he was well known in his neighborhood In 1834 Lincoln again ran for the legislature He had become better known by this time and won election as a Whig He served four successive two-year terms in the lower house of the Illinois General Assembly During his first term he met a young Democratic legislator Stephen A Douglas Lincoln quickly came to the front in the legislature He was witty and ready in debate His skill in party management enabled him to become the Whig floor leader at the beginning of his second term He took leading parts in the establishment of the Bank of Illinois and in the adoption of a plan for a system of railroads and canals This plan broke down after the Panic of 1837 Lincoln also led a successful campaign for moving the state capital from Vandalia to Springfield While in the legislature Lincoln made his first public statement on slavery In 1837 the legislature passed by an overwhelming majority resolutions condemning abolition societies These societies urged freedom for slaves Lincoln and another legislator Dan Stone filed a protest They admitted that Congress had no power to interfere with slavery in the states where it existed They believed the promulgation of abolition doctrines tend rather to increase than abate its evils1 Their protest arose from the legislatures failure to call slavery an
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