By Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Born to 2 uneducated farmers, Abraham Lincoln got here from meager origins and had purely 18 months of formal schooling. but, he labored himself up from farmer to revered legal professional to U.S. Congressman to the sixteenth U.S. president. He was once a humanitarian who didn't think in killing animals for foodstuff. From the beginning of his political profession, he fought for the abolition of slavery, and as soon as elected president, he handed the Emancipation Proclamation, mentioning the liberty of any slaves in territories no longer lower than Union regulate. regardless of pressures from the seceded states and the ensuing civil battle, Lincoln persisted his target of saving the Union whereas combating for republican values, and used to be elected for a moment time period. He was once no longer well known between all U.S. voters, even if, and used to be assassinated through John Wilkes sales space in simple terms 5 days after the struggle used to be declared over.

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