Abraham lincoln 

 Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America and one of the most world renowned presidents in the world. Born on February 1809 he was the son of Thomas and Nancy Lincoln and had two siblings: Sarah Lincoln Grigsby and another Thomas Lincoln. He was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky in a one room log cabin. He mainly self educated because he had to work to support his family. He also loved to read books and books wherever he was, whenever he had time. As a young man he worked several jobs  like a shopkeeper, surveyor, postmaster, and for a time he used to chop wood. He soon moved into politics and won a seat in the Illinois Legislature when he was 25. 

In 1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th president of the United States.The southern states however did not want Lincoln as President as they did not agree with his terms. Before he was officially in office they began to leave the country.The first state to leave was South Carolina, but soon six more states followed and together they formed a new country called the Confederacy. This all happened after Lincoln won the election, but before he took the oath of office.
The Civil War was a war between the South and the North of America. The main reason was because the South wanted slaves but the North was against it. The Civil War began on April 12, 1861. Lincoln was determined to maintain the Union of the States. What followed was a bloody war that lasted four years. Lincoln faced all sorts of opposition during the war, but managed to hold the country together.
The Civil War finally ended on April 9, 1865 when General Robert E. Lee surrendered at the Appomattox Court House in Virginia. Lincoln wanted the country to heal, forgive, and rebuild. He wanted to be generous to the southern states in helping them during the reconstruction. Unfortunately, he would not live to see the country rebuild
This was the chair that Abraham Lincoln was shot on. United States President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, while attending the play Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre as the American Civil War was drawing to a close. The assassination occurred five days after the commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee, surrendered to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and the Union Army of the Potomac.
Thousands...No millions of people mourned for him as he was an amazing, inspiring president and his death was grieved by almost every american alive back then. After the assassination booth and his companions fled on horseback to southern Maryland, eventually making his way to a farm in rural northern Virginia 12 days later, where he was tracked down. Booth's companion gave himself up, but Booth refused and was shot by Boston Corbett, a Union soldier, after the barn in which he was hiding was set ablaze. Eight other conspirators or suspects were tried and convicted, and four were hanged shortly thereafter.
The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument. The architect was Henry Bacon; the designer of the primary statue – Abraham Lincoln, 1920 – was Daniel Chester French; the Lincoln statue was carved by the Piccirilli Brothers; and the painter of the interior murals was Jules Guerin. Dedicated in 1922, it is one of several monuments built to honor an American president. It has always been a major tourist attraction and since the 1930s has been a symbolic center focused on race relations.
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