What gift did the king of Siam offer to Abraham Lincoln?
Rama IV, King of Siam, had sent to President James Buchanan several very nice gifts and a letter offering to send elephants. By the time the package was in receipt, Abraham Lincoln had taken office. He graciously accepted the sent gifts, but turned down the offer of elephants, stating the country did well with steam power and would likely have no use for the animals.
The Confederate city of Savannah. William P. Sherman had finished his historical march to the sea, starting off by capturing Georgia and ripping his way to the east coast. His final city he overthrew was the city of Savannah , which he gave to his idol President Lincoln as a rather large Christmas gift.
Elephants. In 1856, the King of Siam, his Majesty Somdetch Phra Paramendr Maha Mongut, had received a multitude of publications from Lincoln's predecessor, President James Buchanan, which indicated our government's approval of a ratification of a commercial treaty between Siam, and the US. In return, the King of Siam sent the President elect, then, President Lincoln a handsome sword in a gold scabbard inlaid with silver, a daguerreotype portrait of himself and his child, and…
It is hard to say. They were both very bright. Jefferson was much better educated and had far more opportunities to read and study . He had more interest in natural science, I think and he lived far longer. Lincoln was a skilled lawyer and had a gift for words. He was probably a better politician than Jefferson.
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Anything you can do that may increase the total sum of happiness is a gift that you can offer the world. In this regard, everyone is different. For some, it may be philanthropy, for others, a special skill by which they can help other, for others a little of their time. Even a kind smile is a gift that can add to someone's happiness.