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Abraham Lincoln

Post  fearlove on Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:31 pm

Abraham Lincoln i/ˈeɪbrəhm ˈlɪŋkən/ (February 12, 1809 April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in 1865. He led the country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis the American Civil War preserving the Union, while ending slavery, and promoting economic and financial modernization. Reared in a poor family on the western frontier, Lincoln was mostly self-educated. He became a country lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, and a one-term member of the United States House of Representatives, but failed in two attempts at a seat in the United States Senate.
After opposing the expansion of slavery in the United States in his campaign debates and speeches,[1] Lincoln secured the Republican nomination and was elected president in 1860. Following declarations of secession by southern sl

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