Letter to Lincoln

Letter to Lincoln

Tate Hawk, Editor

Dear Abraham Lincoln,

After learning about your presidency and assassination during the time of the civil war, I have many questions. After winning the Civil War, it seemed that America was taking a turn for the better, until your assassination. I have to ask what motivated you to hire Andrew Jackson as vice president? Clearly you two didn’t share the same views, and after your death, he reversed half of your work. It’s hard not to wonder how much more we would’ve advanced as a social society without your death. You were breaking down some of the barriers 150 years ago that we still see today. Additionally, when was it you realized America had a problem beyond the union? Who or what gave you the realization that things need to change? And would you have done anything additional to change the country knowing you couldn’t stop your assassination?  I’ve always wanted to ask what you would say to the republican party today? It seems their views have changed so much since you were alive. When you were elected the Republican party was new, exciting, and ready to change the country. Now I believe they’ve strayed away from the views you once set out the party to be. Furthermore, why were you so unprotected during the night of your assassination? You were the first president to introduce the secret service, yet the one night they were needed the most you didn’t have them there. It’s hard not to wonder if you knew the assassination was coming, but you did what you believed anyway. I’m so glad you changed the country the way you did, and I wished you could have lived to change it more.