Abraham Lincoln

16th President of the US (4th Period)

  • Born on February 12, 1809 in Kentucky
  • First President for 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 US with the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation
  • Died on April 15, 1865 in Washington, DC

Sources

NY Daily News. Daily News. 2015. [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/lincoln-doc-names-grant-relation-hospital-chaplain-article-1.1356480]. October 14, 2015.

Penny Barnes