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Lincoln, abraham (12 february 1809–15 april 1865), sixteenth president of the united states, was born in hardin county, kentucky, the son of thomas lincoln and nancy hanks, farmersthomas lincoln had come to kentucky from virginia with his father abraham in 1782 he acquired only enough literacy to sign his name but gained modest prosperity as a carpenter and farmer on the kentucky frontier. When abraham lincoln was elected president in 1860, seven slave states left the union to form the confederate states of america, and four more joined when hostilities began between the north and south a bloody civil war then engulfed the nation as lincoln vowed to preserve the union, enforce the. Abraham lincoln was the sixteenth president of the united states and served as president from 1861 until his assassination in 1865 he is best known for his determination and his leadership during the american civil war and the 1863 emancipation proclamation that helped free the slaves of the south. The political life of abraham lincoln 3,930 likes 2 talking about this a definitive four volume biography of abraham lincoln, from his humble. Abraham lincoln was the president of the united states during the civil war and one of the great figures in american history expand your knowledge and appreciation of lincoln's legacy with these amazing facts.
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The sixteenth president of the united states and president during the civil war (1861–1865), abraham lincoln will forever be remembered by his inspirational rise to fame, his efforts to rid the country of slavery, and his ability to hold together a divided nation. Biography of abraham lincoln 1047 words | 4 pages abraham lincoln was a self-educated lawyer who did not support slavery he surprised many people when he became the 16th president mainly because he beat out several promising contenders. A self-made man the political life of abraham lincoln, 1809-1849 by sidney blumenthal 556 pp simon & schuster $35 another book about abraham lincoln and this the first of a multivolume biography. Abraham lincoln summary abraham lincoln was the 16th president of the united states of america, the leader who successfully prosecuted the civil war to preserve the nation he played in key role in passage of the thirteenth amendment, which ended slavery in america.
Lincoln in 1860 library of congress: pre-presidential political timeline at age 23, with no real qualifications and a very limited formal education, abraham lincoln ran for his first illinois political office. Abraham lincoln, sixteenth president of the united states, was born near hodgenville, kentucky on february 12, 1809 his family moved to indiana when he was seven and he grew up on the edge of the frontier. The life, career, accomplishments and assassination of the 16th president of the united states, who served during the civil war digitally restored vintage print of president abraham lincoln history & culture american history us presidents basics the war was the most costly in american history slavery was forever ended with the.