Abraham Lincoln

Civil War

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"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." -- Abraham Lincoln

About Ole Abe

Abraham was born February 12, 1809 and died April 15, 1865. He grew up in Kentucky then moved to Illinois. His main religion was Judaisim During the Civil War, he was the president of the Union. The Union was the North which was against slavery.

The Civil War Envolvement

Lincoln’s decision to fight rather than to let the Southern states secede was not based on his feelings towards slavery. The Civil War with the opening bombardment of Fort Sumter, South Carolina, on April 12, 1861. Lincoln forced the Confederate hand with his decision to resupply the fort, which had suddenly become an outpost in a hostile nation. As commander-in-chief, he legally held the highest rank in the United States armed forces. He did not issue his famous Emancipation Proclomation until January 1, 1863 after the Union victory at the Battle of Antietam, which ended slavery.


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