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Transcript of Abraham Lincoln
NAME: Abraham Lincoln
OCCUPATION: Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Representative
BIRTH DATE: February 12, 1809
DEATH DATE: April 15, 1865
PLACE OF BIRTH: Hodgenville, Kentucky
DEATH: Shot by John
April 14; died April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C.
NICKNAME: Honest Abe ; The Great Emancipator
: Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln
Sarah (1807-1828), Thomas (1812)
Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882); married 1842
Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926), Edward Baker Lincoln (1846-1850), William Wallace Lincoln (1850-1862), Thomas (Tad) Lincoln (1853-1871)
was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
led the United States through its Civil War--its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis
he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the national government and modernized the economy
His Gettysburg Address of 1863 became an iconic statement of America's dedication to the principles of nationalism, republicanism, equal rights, liberty, and democracy
The Accomplishments of President Abraham Lincoln
remembered for his vital role as the leader in preserving the Union during the Civil War and beginning the process (Emancipation Proclamation) that led to the end of slavery in the United States.
also remembered for his character and leadership, his speeches and letters, and as a man of humble origins whose determination and perseverance led him to the nation's highest office.
his quotes are among the most famous quotes in the world.
Most Famous Speeches
-- Lyceum Address (1838),
House Divided Speech
Debates with Stephen Douglas
Cooper Union Address
irst Inaugural Address
Second Inaugural Address