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The President I've Admired All My Life. Abraham Lincoln Was Born February 12, 1809 To April 15, 1865 And The Sixteenth President Of The United States And Successfully Led His Country Through Its Greatest Internal Crisis The American Civil War Only To Be Assassinated Less Than A Week After The War's End.

Before His Election As President Lincoln Was A Lawyer And An Illinois State Legislator And A member Of The United States House Of Representatives And An Unsuccessful Candidate For Election To The Senate. As an Outspoken Opponent Of The Expansion Of Slavery In The United States Lincoln Won The Republican Party Nomination In 1860 And Was Elected President Later That Year. United States By Leading The Defeat Of The Secessionist Confederate States Of America In the American Civil War. He Introduced Measures That Resulted In The Abolition Of Slavery Issuing His Emancipation Proclamation In 1863 And Promoting The Passage Of The Thirteenth Amendment To The Constitution Which Passed Congress Bbefore Lincoln's Death And Was Ratified By The States Later In 1865.

Abraham Lincoln Closely Supervised The Victorious War Effort Especially The Selection Of Top Generals Including Ulysses S. Grant. Historians Have Concluded That He Handled The Factions Of The Republican Party Well Bringing Leaders Of Each Faction Into His Cabinet And Forcing Them To
Cooperate.

Abaraham Lincoln Successfully Defused A War Scare With The United Kingdom In 1861. Under His Leadership The Union Took Control Of The Border Slave States At The Start Of The War. Additionally He Managed His Own Reelection In The 1864 Presidential Election.

Opponents Of The War Also Known As Copperheads Criticized Lincoln For Refusing To Compromise On The Slavery Issue. Conversely The Radical Republicans An Abolitionist Faction Of The Republican Party Criticized Abraham Lincoln For Moving Too Slowly In Abolishing Slavery. Even With These Road Blocks Abaaraham Lincoln Successfully Rallied Public Opinion.

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  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Mar 23, 2007
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