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By Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Born to 2 uneducated farmers, Abraham Lincoln got here from meager origins and had in basic terms 18 months of formal schooling. but, he labored himself up from farmer to revered legal professional to U.S. Congressman to the sixteenth U.S. president. He was once a humanitarian who didn't think in killing animals for nutrients. 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, mentioning the liberty of any slaves in territories no longer below Union keep watch over. regardless of pressures from the seceded states and the ensuing civil battle, Lincoln persevered his target of saving the Union whereas scuffling with 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. electorate, notwithstanding, and was once assassinated via John Wilkes sales space simply 5 days after the warfare was once declared over.

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