Abraham Lincoln

16th President of the US (7th 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

NY Daily News. Daily News. 2015. [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/length-lincoln-gettysburg-address-continues-inspire-150th-anniversary-article-1.1522370]. October 15, 2015.

Penny Barnes