Abraham Lincoln

16th President of the United States (2nd Period)

  • Born on February 12, 1809 in Kentucky
  • First President from the Republican Party
  • Inauguration on March 1861
  • Opposed the expansion of slavery into federal territories
  • Declared Thanksgiving as a national holiday
  • Famous for his role in ending slavery in the US with the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation
  • Died on April 15, 1865

Sources

A&E Television Network, LLC. Bio. 2015. [http://www.biography.com/people/abraham-lincoln-9382540]. October 14, 2015.

Penny Barnes