Abraham Lincoln (Leaders of the Civil War Era) by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

By Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Born to 2 uneducated farmers, Abraham Lincoln got here from meager origins and had simply 18 months of formal schooling. but, he labored himself up from farmer to revered attorney to U.S. Congressman to the sixteenth U.S. president. He was once a humanitarian who didn't think in killing animals for meals. From the beginning of his political occupation, he fought for the abolition of slavery, and as soon as elected president, he handed the Emancipation Proclamation, stating the liberty of any slaves in territories no longer lower than Union regulate. regardless of pressures from the seceded states and the ensuing civil battle, Lincoln persevered his objective of saving the Union whereas combating for republican values, and used to be elected for a moment time period. He used to be no longer well known between all U.S. voters, although, and used to be assassinated via John Wilkes sales space simply 5 days after the warfare used to be declared over.

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