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 »

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 »

Many common historical presidential myths exist, including that George Washington, not Abraham Lincoln, had wooden teeth manufactured by Paul Revere, when in fact both did not. The long-standing tradition that Abraham Li... More »

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 »

The purpose of Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address was to recognize the tragedy of the American Civil War, which was just a few days from ending, and to start the process of bringing the Confederate states back in... More »

Abraham Lincoln's leadership during the Civil War ensured the survival of a unified United States that is stronger than two neighboring, independent nations would have been. Lincoln also changed how the public perceived ... More »

President Abraham Lincoln officially became a lawyer on Sept. 9, 1836, when he received his law license. Fellow politician and attorney John Todd Stuart, a key figure in Lincoln's political career, strongly influenced Li... More »