· 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
· Declared Thanksgiving as a national holiday
· famous for his role in ending slavery in
the United States with the enactment of
the Emancipation Proclamation
· on April 15, 1865
· in Washington, D.C.
“Better to remain silent
and be thought a fool
than to speak out
and remove all doubt”.