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By Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Born to 2 uneducated farmers, Abraham Lincoln got here from meager origins and had merely 18 months of formal schooling. but, he labored himself up from farmer to revered attorney to U.S. Congressman to the sixteenth U.S. president. He was once a humanitarian who didn't think in killing animals for meals. 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, stating the liberty of any slaves in territories now not below Union keep watch over. regardless of pressures from the seceded states and the ensuing civil struggle, Lincoln persisted his aim of saving the Union whereas scuffling with for republican values, and was once elected for a moment time period. He used to be now not well known between all U.S. electorate, in spite of the fact that, and used to be assassinated by way of John Wilkes sales space merely 5 days after the warfare used to be declared over.

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