Freed the Slaves
Facts About Abraham Lincoln
- Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
- When Lincoln was elected president he was not even on the ballot of 10 Southern states and only won 2 of the 996 counties in the entire South.
- Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address made at the end of the Civil War is one of the most oft repeated speeches throughout history.
- Frederick Douglass visited President Lincoln at the White House after
Lincoln was inaugurated into office.
"I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal."
-- Abraham Lincoln
July 10, 1858
Speech at Chicago, Illinois