Abraham Lincoln (US President)

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Abraham Lincoln (US President)

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its greatest constitutional, military, and moral crisis—the American Civil War—preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, strengthening the national government.

Accomplishments

Abraham Lincoln is remembered for his vital role as the leader in preserving the Union during the Civil War and beginning the process (Emancipation Proclamation) that led to the end of slavery in the United States.

Lasting Impact

During the American Civil War, Lincoln used his pesidency as an advantage to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared "all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free" but exempted border states.

Honest Abe

Abraham Lincoln is a well remembered president that served for our country, he is on the 5 dollar bill and on the penny, there is also a monument of him in Washington, D.C.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Did You Know?Lincoln created the secret service hours before he was assassinated?!


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