Abraham Lincoln

James Rollins

About him

· 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.

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