Clash of the Titans (Part 2) – Evolution of American Leadership

Abraham Lincoln vs. General George Meade  Episode 2  A New Leader for An Expanding Nation The Civil War was the first ideological war in America, where we went to battle over values and ideas, and not territory. This was America’s first modern war, and Lincoln was the perfect leader for this first engagement in modern warfare. Lincoln understood how to prosecute a purposeful, ideological and expansive war at scale. This required a leader who could inspire the nation to such a degree that they could overlook and overcome the devastating hardship of a bitter and protracted civil contest. For the first time in American history, the country was …

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