Abraham Lincoln

Ben Littrell

Abraham Lincoln

(February 12, 1809, - April 15, 1865)

Was our 16th president

Lincoln was murdered by John Wilkes Booth

He led the U.S in the Civil War

In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy

With very little support in the slave states, Lincoln swept the North and was elected president in 1860. His election prompted seven southern slave states to form the Confederacy before he took the office. No compromise or reconciliation was found regarding slavery.

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