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Abraham Lincoln

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1: Abraham Lincoln was born February 12,1809. He died April 15, 1865 when he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. President Lincoln became the 16th President of the United States of America in from March 16 through April 15, 1865.

2: Most importantly he led the country through the civil war, ended slavery. Before Abraham Lincoln became president of the United States of America he had other jobs like being a lawyer for his home town. Lincoln was an outspoken opponent of the expansion of slavery in the United States. he secured the Republican nomination and was elected president in 1860. He issued his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and promoted the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, abolishing slavery.

4: He defused a confrontation with Britain in the Trent affair late in 1861. Under his leadership, the Union took control of the border slave states at the start of the war and tried repeatedly to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond.

5: A shrewd politician deeply involved with patronage and power issues in each state, he managed his own re-election in the 1864 presidential election. Each time a general failed, Lincoln substituted another, until finally Grant succeeded in 1865.

6: A lot of life took place even when Abraham Lincoln wasn't president. Abraham Lincoln was born to Thomas and Nancy Lincoln on February 12, 1809, in a log cabin on a farm in Hardin County, Kentucky. Two years later the family moved to a farm on Knob Creek. Abraham walked to the schoolhouse, where he learned reading, writing, and arithmetic.

7: After spending a winter in a crude shack, the Lincolns began building a better home and clearing the land for planting. They were making progress when, in the summer of 1818, a terrible disease known as milk sickness struck the region. First it took the lives of Mrs. Lincoln's uncle and aunt, and then Nancy Hanks Lincoln herself died. About 40 years later Abraham Lincoln died from being assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in 1964.

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