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Abraham Lincoln: 16th U.S. President

Abraham Lincoln who served as the 16th president of the United States between 1861–1865, was an American statesman and lawyer, born on February 12, 1809. During the American Civil War, Lincoln led the nation through its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.



Abraham Lincoln who served as the 16th president of the United States between 1861–1865, was an American statesman and lawyer, born on February 12, 1809. During the American Civil War, Lincoln led the nation through its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. He modernized the U.S. economy, abolished slavery from the nation, and strengthened the federal government.

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United StatesImage Credit: Britannica

Abraham Lincoln: 16th President of the United States

Lincoln was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky as the son of a Kentucky frontiersman, the second child of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln, Lincoln had to struggle for a living and for education. He was a captain in the Black Hawk War.

“His ambition was a little engine that knew no rest.” - his law partner once said of him.

He married Mary Todd, they engaged in December 1839, a year later after they met in Springfield, Illinois, and they had four boys. On Good Friday, April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth, an actor, who somehow thought he was helping the South.

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