“Through blood, sweat, and tears, Americans did more than any nation ever had to bring a swift end to slavery,” – Thomas Krannawitter, creator of many civics study programs/clubs including the10-month program titled “Tragedy & Triumph: The Story of Slavery in the United States”
To Lincoln and many other among him, the central founding principle was the equality of mankind. People like Howard Zinn and other such ignorant persons may be heavily influencing discourse in America and across the world today, but, they are very clearly wrong if you examine the source documentation and read the battles played out in word and deed. It’s a sad state of affairs that only shedding true light seems capable of overcoming. We need to start at revamping our civics and history classes so that our youth are exposed to the truth and not Marxist rantings that however passionately put are still false.