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Abraham Lincoln had several professions over his lifetime, but most notably, he was the 16th president of the United States of America. Elected in 1860, Lincoln led the country through the American Civil War. By issuing ... More »

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Abraham Lincoln oversaw many important events in American history following his election in 1861, such as the American Civil war, which began approximately a month after he was elected, and the creation of the Emancipati... More »

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Abraham Lincoln was president of the United States during the Civil War, but as The Library of Congress points out, some Southerners considered Jefferson Davis their president. The Civil War lasted from 1861 to 1865. More »

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Abraham Lincoln served as the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln took office in 1861 and won re-election in 1864. Lincoln did not serve out his second term in office, as John Wilkes Booth assassinated him on Ap... More »

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