Birth: February 12, 1809
Death: April 15, 1865
Term of Office: March 4, 1861-March 3, 1865
Number of Terms Elected: 2 Terms; Was assassinated soon after being elected to his second term.
First Lady: Mary Todd Lincoln
Nickname: "Honest Abe"
Abraham Lincoln Quote: "Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."
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Major Events While in Office:
- Civil War (1861-1865)
- Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
States Entering Union While in Office:
- West Virginia (1863)
- Nevada (1864)
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Abraham Lincoln Biography
Take an in depth look at the sixteenth president of the United States through this biography. You'll learn about his childhood, family, early career, events of his administration, and his assassination.
Abraham Lincoln was a virtual unknown in the Republican Party in 1858 when he participated in a series of seven debates against Senator Stephen Douglas. Because of these debates, Lincoln quickly became a rising star in the party and would garner the Republican nomination for president two years later.
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Overview of the Civil War
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