Who Is Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator

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Abraham Lincoln (February 12 1809 – April 15 1865) was the 16th President of the United States. He served as president from 1861 to 1865, during the American Civil War. Just six days after most of the Confederate forces had surrendered and the war was ending, John Wilkes Booth assassinated Lincoln. Lincoln has been remembered as the "Great Emancipator" because he worked to end slavery in the United States.[1] Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12 1809, in Hardin County (now LaRue County), Kentucky. His parents were Thomas Lincoln, a farmer, and Nancy Hanks. His family was poor.[2] Abraham had one brother and one sister. His brother died in childhood. They grew up in a small log cabin house, with just one room inside. Although slavery was…show more content…
When the United States refused to surrender Fort Sumter in South Carolina, the Confederates attacked the fort, beginning the American Civil War. Later, four more states (Arkansas, Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina) joined the Confederacy for a total of eleven. In his whole period as President, he had to rebuild the Union with military force and many bloody battles. He also had to stop the "border states", like Kentucky, Missouri, and Maryland, from leaving the Union and joining the…show more content…
This happened while Lincoln was attending a play with his wife at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.. The mortally wounded Lincoln was carried across the street to Petersen House, where he was placed diagonally on the bed because his tall frame would not fit normally on the smaller bed, he lost consciousness upon being laid on the bed. He laid in a coma for nine hours before dying the next morning. Booth escaped, but died from shots fired during his capture on April

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