Abraham Lincoln – 16th President of the US

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16th President of the United States

16th President of the United States

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its greatest crisis; the American Civil War – abolishing slavery, preserving the Union and strengthening the national government. He served in the Illinois state legislation and one term in the US House of Representatives. Lincoln opposed the expansion of slavery and his election signaled seven southern slave states to succeed from the Union and form the Confederacy. His Gettysburg address became  the most quoted speech in American History. Lincolns death was the first assignation of  a US President. He has been consistently ranked by scholars and the public as one of the greatest US Presidents.

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