So I have to do a debate for my AP government class on why Grover Cleveland is a better president than Lincoln. Anyone know some faults of Lincoln's presidency?
Lincoln was, according to Thomas DiLorenzo and John Emison a dictator. Countries had already ended slavery peacefully. He shut down newspapers. He waged war against American People, which according to the constitution is an act of tyranny.
Easy, he could have let the states stay seperate and not instigated the civil war...just drum up facts & figures on why the civil war killed so many people, how the US would have eventually dropped slavery anyway, etc.