Abraham Lincoln has always been one of my favorite presidents. His journey to the White House was rocky at best. He never backed down from a fight, and he was a thinking man, not driven by emotions, especially fear. Most importantly, it fell on his watch to free the slaves, all the while trying to keep America a united nation. His strong vision of the role America would play on the world stage drove him to do what he needed to do to keep America whole—fight the evil that gripped the soul of this nation.