Unfortunately Lincoln did more to massively expand the central leviathan than any POTUS prior to him and. By destroying the power of individual states, he set the stage for the ultimate takeover of the central bankers. Lincoln is one of the worst presidents of them all. Sic semper tyrannis.
"In reality, the Constitution itself is incapable of achieving what we would like in limiting government power, no matter how well written."
~ Ron Paul, End the Fed