Abraham Lincoln

Penny Barnes

16th President of the US

· Born

· on February 12, 1809

· in Hardin County, Kentucky

· First president from the Republican Party

· Inauguration in March of 1861

· Opposed the expansion of slavery into

federal territories

· Declared Thanksgiving as a national holiday

· famous for his role in ending slavery in

the United States with the enactment of

the Emancipation Proclamation

· Died

· on April 15, 1865

· in Washington, D.C.

Quote

“Better to remain silent

and be thought a fool

than to speak out

and remove all doubt”.

~Abraham Lincoln

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