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Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln (/ˈlɪŋkən/ LINK-ən; February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War and succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, bolstering the federal government, and modernizing the U.S. economy. Lincoln was born into poverty in a log cabin in Kentucky and was raised on the frontier, primarily in Indiana. He was self-educated and became a lawyer, Whig Party leader, Illinois state legislator, and U.S. Congressman from Illinois. In 1849, he returned to his law practice but became vexed by the opening of additional lands to slavery as a result of the Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854. He reentered politics in 1854, becoming a leader in the new Republican Party, and he reached a national audience in the 1858 Senate campaign debates against Stephen Douglas. Lincoln ran for President in 1860, sweeping the North to gain victory. Pro-slavery elements in the South viewed his election as a threat to slavery, and Southern states began seceding from the Union. During this time the newly formed Confederate States of America began seizing federal military bases in the south. Just over one month after Lincoln assumed the presidency, the Confederate States attacked Fort Sumter, a U.S. fort in South Carolina. Following the bombardment, Lincoln mobilized forces to suppress the rebellion and restore the Union.
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Born: 1809, Sinking Spring Farm
Died: 1865, Petersen House

Alternate Names: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, לינקולן, אברהם, 1809-1865, Линкольн, Авраам, 1809-1865, Lincoln, Abraão, 1809-1865, Linkan, ʼAbrehām, 1809-1865, Linkūln, Ibrāhīm, 1809-1865, לינקאלין, 1809-1865, リンコーン, 1809-1865, 林肯, 1809-1865, Lincoln, Abraão, 1809-1865, לינקאלן, אייברעהעם, 1809-1865, Lin, Kʻen, 1809-1865, Linkan, Abraham, 1809-1865, Lin-ken, 1809-1865, Linkol'n, Avraam, 1809-1865, Linkan, Abreham, 1809-1865, Linkuln, Ibrahim, 1809-1865, Lincoln, A. (Abraham), 1809-1865, Linkuln, Abrakham, 1809-1865, Lingkon, 1809-1865, Linkan, Ebraham, 1809-1865, Lin-kʻen, 1809-1865, Liṅkana, Ābrāhama, 1809-1865, Lin, Ken, 1809-1865, A. Lincoln, Lincoln, Uncle Abe, President Lincoln, Honest Abe, Abe Lincoln
Occupation(s): military officer, farmer, politician, lawyer, writer, postmaster, statesperson, Politicians, Presidents, Representatives, U.S. Congress, Authors, Lawyers
Associated Place(s): Illinois, United States, Logan County (Ill.), Germany--Hamburg, Pennsylvania, New Zealand, Australia, Washington Territory, Illinois--Chicago, Tazewell County (Ill.), Malta, Europe, United States of America, Kentucky, Maryland, Washington (State), Sangamon County (Ill.), South Carolina, Confederate States of America, Washington (D.C.), Canada, North America, Washington, D. C., Hancock County (Ill.), New York (State), Gettysburg (Pa.), Winchester (Va.), Virginia, Hodgenville