Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 41. Chapters: Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, Thomas Lincoln, Robert Todd Lincoln, Benjamin Lincoln, Samuel Lincoln, Levi Lincoln, Sr., Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Levi Lincoln, Jr., Caston, Mary Lincoln Crume, Edwards-Lincoln-Porter family, Jessie Harlan Lincoln, Tad Lincoln, Nancy Lincoln, William Wallace Lincoln, Edward Baker Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln II, Mary "Mamie" Lincoln, Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, Sarah Bush Lincoln, Mary Lincoln Beckwith, Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area, Hildene, Lincoln Isham, Enoch Lincoln, Mordecai Lincoln, Sarah Lincoln Grigsby, Lincoln family tree. Excerpt: Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination. He successfully led the country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis-the American Civil War-preserving the Union while ending slavery and promoting economic modernization. Reared in a poor family on the western frontier, he was mostly self-educated. He became a country lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, and a one-term member of the United States House of Representatives but failed in two attempts at a seat in the United States Senate. He was an affectionate, though often absent, husband and father of four children. After deftly opposing the expansion of slavery in the United States in his campaign debates and speeches, Lincoln secured the Republican nomination and was elected president in 1860. Following declarations of secession by southern slave states, war began in April 1861, and he concentrated on both the military and political dimensions of the war effort, seeking to reunify the nation. He vigorously exercised unprecedented war powers, including the arrest and detention without trial of thousands of suspected secessionists. He preven...
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