Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. Lincoln was born on February 12, 1847 in Hardin, Kentucky. Lincoln became the president of the United States on March 4, 1861.

It started from Lincoln was born of an undistinguished family and he was self-educated, he became a county lawyer, and a leader of the Whig Party in Illinois. Lincoln married Mary Todd and they had 4 sons, they are Robert Todd, Edward Banker Lincoln, William Wallace Lincoln, and Thomas Tad Lincoln. As Lincoln was the president, he led the country through and succeeds its civil war. Lincoln built the Republican Party to a strong national organization. During 1858, Lincoln saw the country needed to stop the expansion of slavery. Lincoln’s goals were try to stop the civil war and he needed the country become one. His announcement to ending slavery centered on the Emancipation Proclamation by using the army to protect slaves in 1863. He never let the world forget about the Civil War because it’s a big issue.

Lincoln was a brilliant politician who is deeply involved with the power issues in each state. He managed his new voting the presidential election in 1864. So, he won in that year. His new plan was peaceful for every Americans and African Americans. He was flexible and generous to support Southerns, to end the war and asked them to join being union by quickly.

Lincoln was assassinated on Good Friday, April 14, 1865 at Ford’s Theater in Washington by John Wilkes Booth who was an actor. He was the first president of the United States who was assassinated. It was a world shocked time.

Abraham Lincoln left us a good thing; it is a quote that said “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” which means he didn’t want people to be enemies but he wanted people to be friends and love each other. It is not just this quote that he left to us. He also said many things and made us to think and do it for ourselves; and be nice together.

Lincoln helped so many lives of Americans and African Americans. At this moment, we still can see him on banknote and many film companies led his inspiration to make movies. Until now, he always made people trust in him and that’s many people respected him.

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