By: Emily Gannon
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He served as a president from 1861-1865. He was born of Feburary 12th, 1809. Lincoln married Mary Todd and had 4 children: Robert, Edward, Willie, and Tod. In 1816 Abraham and his family moved to indiana because of slavery in kentucky. Also, he was a lawyer, politician, and served in the military in 1832. Some people called him "The Great Emancipator." Lincoln's home state is Illinois. Upon assassination for presidents, Lincoln was the first.
How was Abraham Lincoln a signifigant part of slavery?
The man who began as "antislavery" eventually issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all slaves in those states that were in rebellion. He vigorously supported the 13th Amendment which abolished slavery throughout the United States, and, in the last speech of his life, he recommended extending the vote to African Americans.
Lincoln thought of the Emancipation Proclamation which helped prevent the involvement of foreign nations in the civil war. It totally changed the focus of the war. The proclamation considered the crowning achievement of his presidency, eventually it led to total abolition of slavery in the United States. Lincoln's greatness in this context is that he didn't shrink or retreat from his role as others around him did, but rather Lincoln rose to the challenge. September 22, 1862----- Abraham Lincoln passed the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared all slaves in rebel states should be free by the date of January 1st, 1863.
"The best way to predict the future is to create it!" -Abraham Lincoln
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