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Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in a one-room log in Kentucky. Growing up in the countryside, he made extraordinary to educate himself while working on a farm and in a store. He said, “ I could read and write”. He was a captain in the U.S. Army and then eight years as a lawyer. His said Lincoln’s “ambition was a little engine that knew no rest."

Lincoln was a one-term of the House of Representatives, but failed to get a in the U.S. Senate. He campaigned for years against slavery, calling it a “monstrous injustice”. In his , he continually reminded people that “the authors of the Declaration of Independence…’did consider all men were created ”. He was as the United States’ 16th President in November 1860.

Lincoln the South in his Inaugural Address: "You have no registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and it." Despite this, the American Civil War on April 12, 1861. Lincoln sent 75,000 troops to the South to “preserve the Union”. At Gettysburg in 1863, he said the War had created a new birth of in the nation.

Lincoln was re-elected for a second in 1864 after building the Republican Party into a strong national organization. He had already the Emancipation Proclamation that ended slavery. He promised to post-War America but was assassinated in April 1865. Lincoln’s death the first assassination of a U.S. president. He is continually considered to be one of the three greatest Presidents.

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