One of Abraham Lincoln's truly noble and well-known actions was the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. This would proclaim all the slaves in the United States free from slavery. Though this meant little to the South at the time, it means everything today.
Any American resident, and hopefully anyone in the world can appreciate Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Without it, our country wouldn't demonstrate the same sense of freedom and equality it currently does. All people of minorities especially would regard Lincoln's proclamation heroic. It freed them from possibly being born into slavery, and was the first national-scale step towards racial equality.
I personally consider this act heroic. For one, I am not a racist, nor do I support or participate in racial discrimination. In addition, we would live in a completely different world than we live in now if slavery were still allowed. Lincoln committed much of his time into abolishing slavery, earning a great deal of respect from many.
Abraham Lincoln did many other things which worked to define him as a hero. Not only did he go from a poor, hard-working child to