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By Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Born to 2 uneducated farmers, Abraham Lincoln got here from meager origins and had purely 18 months of formal schooling. but, he labored himself up from farmer to revered legal professional to U.S. Congressman to the sixteenth U.S. president. He was once a humanitarian who didn't think in killing animals for foodstuff. From the beginning of his political occupation, he fought for the abolition of slavery, and as soon as elected president, he handed the Emancipation Proclamation, stating the liberty of any slaves in territories no longer less than Union keep watch over. regardless of pressures from the seceded states and the ensuing civil struggle, Lincoln persevered his target of saving the Union whereas battling for republican values, and used to be elected for a moment time period. He used to be no longer well known between all U.S. electorate, even if, and used to be assassinated by way of John Wilkes sales space basically 5 days after the conflict was once declared over.

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