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Abraham Lincoln  

He saved America from destruction. He led America's worse crisis with courage and kindness. He ended slavery in America forever. His good deeds cost him his life, but he kept the United States together as one country.
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Abraham Lincoln

16th President of the United States
(March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865)

Nicknames: "Honest Abe"; "Illinois Rail Splitter"

Born: February 12, 1809, in Hardin (now Larue) County, Kentucky
Died: April 15, 1865, at Petersen's Boarding House in Washington, D.C.

Father: Thomas Lincoln
Mother: Nancy Hanks Lincoln
Stepmother: Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln
Married: Mary Todd (1818-1882), on November 4, 1842
Children: Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926); Edward Baker Lincoln (1846-50); William Wallace Lincoln (1850-62); Thomas "Tad" Lincoln(1853-71)

Religion: No formal affiliation
Education: No formal education
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Republican
Other Government Positions:

  • Elected to Illinois State Legislature, 1834
  • Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1847-49

Presidential Salary: $25,000/year

Presidential Election 1860 Results:

Popular  Votes    Electoral Votes

Abraham Lincoln     1,865,593                     180

John C. Breckinrige 848,356                        72

John Bell                     592,906                        39

Stephen A. Douglas            1,382,713                     12


Presidential Election 1864 Results:

Abraham Lincoln                                    2,206,938                    212

George B. McClellan              1,803,787                     21

(Votes Not Cast)                                                                     81

Vice Presidents: Hannibal Hamlin (1861-65); tiny U.S. flag Andrew Johnson (1865)


Secretary of State
William H. Seward (1861-65)
Secretary of the Treasury
Salmon P. Chase (1861-64)
William P. Fessenden (1864-65)
Hugh McCulloch (1865)
Secretary of War
Simon Cameron (1861-62)
Edwin M. Stanton (1862-65)
Attorney General
Edward Bates (1861-64)
James Speed (1864-65)
Postmaster General
Montgomery Blair (1861-64)
William Dennison (1864-65)
Secretary of the Navy
Gideon Welles (1861-65)
Secretary of the Interior
Caleb B. Smith (1861-63)
John P. Usher (1863-65)

Supreme Court Appointments:

Chief Justice
Salmon Portland Chase (1864-73)
Associate Justice
Noah Haynes Swayne (1862-81)
Samuel Freeman Miller (1862-90)
David Davis (1862-77)
Stephen Johnson Field (1863-97)

Lincoln's other war

The Civil War was not the only war Lincoln had to deal with.

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The Dakota War of 1862was an armed conflict between the United States and several bands of the eastern Sioux (also known as eastern Dakota). It began on August 17, 1862, along the Minnesota River in southwest Minnesota. It ended with a mass execution of 38 Dakota men on December 26, 1862, in Mankato, Minnesota. The Union won the war.


Who is Abraham Lincoln?

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The Gettysburg Address


The Second Inaugural Address.


Lincoln on blacks

Did you Know?

The Civil War remains the deadliest war in American history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 750,000 soldiers and an undetermined number of civilian casualties. That is more than all American deaths in other U.S. wars combined.

The Civil War would cost the United States over $2.2. trillion dollars today.

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Lincoln's files

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln is a long-term project dedicated to identifying, imaging, and publishing all documents written by or to Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime (1809-1865) For more information go to

Lincoln's Speeches

The speeches during in the world of President Lincoln.

Lincoln's Final Journey

Abraham Lincoln: February 12, 1809-April 14th, 1865

The American Civil War 1861-1865

The American Civil War, also known as the War Between the States, the War of the Rebellion, or simply the Civil War (seenaming), was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 in the United States after several[3] Southern slave states declared their secession and formed the Confederate States of America (the "Confederacy" or the "South")


The American Civil War

Date:   April 12, 1861 – May 10, 1865 (by declaration) (4 years, 3 weeks and 6 days)
(last shot fired June 22, 1865)

Location: Southern United StatesNortheastern United StatesWestern United States,Atlantic Ocean

Result:  Union victory, Slavery abolishedTerritorial integrity preserved, Confederates defeated, and Beginning of the Reconstruction Era


Lincoln is the man.

Lincoln is viewed as the greatest US leader!!


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