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Abe Lincoln’s full name is Abraham Lincoln. He was born in February 1809, near Hodgenville, Kentucky, US. Born in a Kentucky log cabin, he moved to Indiana in 1816 and to Illinois in 1830. He worked as a storekeeper, a rail-splitter, a postmaster, and a surveyor for some time, and then enlisted as a volunteer in the Black Hawk War in 1832, and was captain of his company. He taught himself law, and having passed the bar examination, began practicing in Springfield, Illinois, in 1836. As a successful circuit-riding lawyer from 1837, he was noted for his shrewdness, commonsense, and honesty (earning the nickname “Honest Abe”): From 1834 to 1840 he served in the Illinois state legislature, and in 1847 he was elected as a Whig to the US House of Representatives. In 1856 he joined the Republican Party, which nominated him as its candidate in the 1858 Senate election. In a series of seven debates with Stephen A. Douglass, he argued against the extension of slavery into the territories. He was defeated in the election, but his antislavery position and oratorical. brilliance made him a national figure in the young Republican Party. In the 1860 presidential election, he ran against Douglas again and won by a large margin in the electoral college. He became the 16 President of America. The South " opposed his position on slavery, and before his inauguration, seven Southern states had seceded from the Union. The American Civil War ensued in 1861. He excelled as a wartime leader, combining Statecraft and overall command of the armies with military genius. He issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. The Gettysburg Address in 1863 ennobled the war’s purpose. He defeated McClellan in the presidential election of 1865. He outlawed slavery with his 13" Amendment in 1865. On 14" April 1865, he was mortally wounded by Wilkes Booth and died the next day.
Abraham Lincoln


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