Addams applied the concept of lateral progress to a number of social issues. When it came to women’s suffrage, for example, Addams did not base her arguments upon principles of equality or fairness. Instead, she argued that such a move represented lateral progress, the inclusion of all—including women—would lead to the betterment of society. Similarly, her support of labor unions was tempered by the notion of lateral progress. Addams did not advocate for collective bargaining merely to benefit those fortunate enough to be in the unions; she viewed labor unions as working toward lateral progress by improving wages, hours and working conditions for all workers.
As a commander in chief Lincoln was soon noted for vigorous measures, sometimes at odds with the Constitution and often at odds with the ideas of his military commanders. After a period of initial support and enthusiasm for George B. McClellan, Lincoln's conflicts with that Democratic general helped to turn the latter into his presidential rival in 1864. Famed for his clemency for court-martialed soldiers, Lincoln nevertheless took a realistic view of war as best prosecuted by killing the enemy. Above all, he always sought a general, no matter what his politics, who would fight. He found such a general in Ulysses S. Grant, to whom he gave overall command in 1864. Thereafter,
In 1839 Lincoln met Mary Ann Todd who moved into Springfield from Lexington, Kentucky. Three years after she moved they got married. Over the next eleven years they had four children. There names were Robert, Edward, William, and Thomas. Lincoln became a successful attorney and Thomas. Lincoln became a successful attorney and in 1844 the Lincoln family bought a home at the corner of Eighth and Jackson. In 1846 Lincoln ran for the United States House of Representatives and won. While he was in Washington he was known for being against slavery and the Mexican War. When he got home he resumed his law practice