One person who is a great inspiration to me is Abraham Lincoln. In today's politically divided world, I am in awe of how Lincoln was able to lead the country through it's greatest challenge, the Civil War, and still be able to keep the United States from descending into anarchy. When the country was finally united, Lincoln was not cruel, he did not punish or repress the South. Though his assassination cut his efforts sort, Lincoln wanted to bring the North and South back together, and bury all the evil that had occured between the two. This is a lesson I believe groups like our political parties today could learn from.
People today could learn from Lincoln in that no matter what difficulties we go through, people showed never turn on or hold grudges against their fellow citizens. He showed us that we must overcome internal conflict and come together as a single nation in order to face the future.