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Abraham Lincoln

Born February 12, 1809
Hodgenville, Kentucky
Died April 15, 1865
Washington, D.C.

Sixteenth president of the United States

"I have no other [ambition] so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem." Abraham Lincoln. (Courtesy of the Brady National Photographic Art Gallery, Library of Congress.) "I have no other [ambition] so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem."

Abraham Lincoln. (Courtesy of the Brady National Photographic Art Gallery, Library of Congress.)

Abraham Lincoln is widely viewed as the greatest president in American history. He presided over the nation during one of its most difficult trials—the Civil War. Lincoln rose from humble beginnings in Kentucky to become a successful lawyer and state legislator in Illinois. In 1858, his growing concern over the expansion of slavery convinced him to join the antislavery Republican political party and oppose Democrat Stephen A. Douglas (1813–1861) for the U.S. Senate. Lincoln lost the election, but the spirited debates between the two candidates propelled him to national attention...

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