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By Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Born to 2 uneducated farmers, Abraham Lincoln got here from meager origins and had merely 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 foodstuff. From the beginning of his political profession, 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 now not lower than Union keep an eye on. regardless of pressures from the seceded states and the ensuing civil battle, Lincoln persevered his target of saving the Union whereas battling for republican values, and was once elected for a moment time period. He used to be now not renowned between all U.S. electorate, despite the fact that, and was once assassinated through John Wilkes sales space basically 5 days after the warfare was once declared over.

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