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Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, President Lincoln, President Abraham Lincoln(noun)
16th President of the United States; saved the Union during the American Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth (1809-1865)
An emancipator or analogous reformer.
Origin: From Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), the sixteenth president of the United States of America, noted for his integrity and for abolishing slavery.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its greatest constitutional, military, and moral crises—the American Civil War—preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, strengthening the national government and modernizing the economy. Reared in a poor family on the western frontier, Lincoln was self-educated, and became a country lawyer, a Whig Party leader, Illinois state legislator during the 1830s, and a one-term member of the United States House of Representatives during the 1840s. After a series of debates in 1858 that gave national visibility to his opposition to the expansion of slavery, Lincoln lost a Senate race to his arch-rival, Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln, a moderate from a swing state, secured the Republican Party presidential nomination in 1860. With almost no support in the South, Lincoln swept the North and was elected president in 1860. His election was the signal for seven southern slave states to declare their secession from the Union and form the Confederacy. The departure of the Southerners gave Lincoln's party firm control of Congress, but no formula for compromise or reconciliation was found. Lincoln explained in his second inaugural address: "Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the Nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came."
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.
This is the night to go to the theatre, like Abraham Lincoln.
One thing we have tried to do, working with the National Park Service, is to make the( entire) site more than just about people hopping off a bus, looking at the( Booth) gun and seeing where Abraham Lincoln was shot.
It would be important because she would be the first woman president and that would be a lot of education for other kids learning Hillary Clinton was the first woman president, it would be, like, as big as Abraham Lincoln.
We are fighting to understand the loss of a man who did so much, cared so much, dedicated so much to protecting others, an immigrant who wanted to give back to his city and his country. ... In the words of Abraham Lincoln, a man who gave the last full measure of his devotion on behalf of a city he loved.
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