Hi, my name is Antonia. I have just graduated from Michigan State a couple weeks ago with a degree in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy. Originally, I had planned to go to law school, but instead I have decided to go into secondary education. I would love to teach classes on social studies and english. I am taking this course as a prerequisite for my graduate school program at Oakland University starting in the fall. Often during my undergraduate classes, students would bring up Abraham Lincoln and debate whether or not he was the greatest president America has ever had. Before taking HST 202 last semester, I knew pretty much knew nothing about President Lincoln and found that there was so much more to learn about the civil war, like reconstruction, which was only briefly covered at the end of HST 202. I find history and periods like during the civil war so interesting because I like to learn the mindsets of people living at the time and discover where and how certain customs and traditions developed.