Abraham Lincoln: One Of America's Greatest President

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Abraham Lincoln is a man who was widely known throughout America’s history. He did many great things, from being a father to serving as the president. Throughout Abraham’s life he had many significant accomplishments.
On February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky. His parents did not give him a middle name, he was just Abraham Lincoln. Nancy Hanks and Thomas Lincoln Jr. were his parents and had very little education and were not high on the social ladder. They had three children during their marriage: Sarah, Abraham, and Thomas. The youngest baby died during infancy. While Abraham was young, his family moved several times. And when Lincoln was only nine years old, his mother passed away. The next year, his
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He was the 16th President of the United States and came to be one of America’s greatest heroes. As president, he worked to build the Republican party into a strong organization. In January of 1863, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation that declared freedom for those slaves within the Confederacy. The president never let the world forget about the Civil War. With this being said, the president dedicated the military cemetery at Gettysburg along with the Gettysburg address to the Nation. “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal” (Vance).
President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865. He was attending the play “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his massive army at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. The murderer was clearly seen and recognized because he was a well-known stage actor. However, the question of his assassination has never been answered.
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