Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln

On January 1, 1863 Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. This was an order that freed the slaves in the Confederate States. Although not all the slaves were immediately set free, it paved the way for the 13th Amendment which would free all slaves in the United States a few years later.

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1809- Born1856 - Organized the Republican Party 1861 - Inaugurated President 1863 - Emancipation Proclaimed 1864 - Abraham Lincoln Reelected President 1865 - Inaugurated President for the second term 1865 - Died

-Honest Abe was the tallest president at 6 feet 4 inches tall.-He set up a national banking system while he was president. -He also established the Department of Agriculture.-He was known as a gifted storyteller and liked to tell jokes.-On the day he was shot, Lincoln told his bodyguard that he had dreamt he would be assassinated.-He was the first president who had a full beard.-He often stored things like letters and documents in his tall stove-piped hat.

Lincoln is most famous for leading the country during the American Civil War. His leadership in the North helped the country to remain strong and defeat the South keeping the country united. He also pushed for the freedom of all slaves throughout the nation.


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