American Hero

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American Hero


ABRAHAM LINCOLN Abraham Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809 in a log cabin on the American frontier. He educated himself and became a small country lawyer. He married Mary Todd in 1842 and they had four children. He was elected as the 16th President of the United States. As president he is best remembered for leading the Union through the Civil War and freeing Confederate slaves with the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. He delivered the Gettysburg Address, the most famous oration in American history, on 19 November 1863; on 15 April1865; and for his tragic assassination by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C


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