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Abraham Lincoln

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Definition: the 16th president of the United States. One of the first important figures of the newly formed Republican Party, he first gained prominence by losing the race for the U.S. Senate in Illinois to Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln was elected and then re-elected, all the while directing the war effort and holding the country together. He is regarded by historians as one of America's greatest presidents.

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Abraham Lincoln
See drawings of him, read facts and figures about his successes and failures, etc.

The Life and Legacy of Abraham Lincoln
Trace his life from humble beginnings through a law and political career and to his time as President, including his role in preserving the Union during the Civil War.

The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln faced challenges like no other President before him.

Quotes of Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln said or wrote a great many famous things.

The Gettysburg Address
Lincoln gave this famous speech at the dedication of a cemetery for soldiers killed in the famous Battle of Gettysburg.

The Story of the Gettysburg Address
Even though it was short, the famous speech wasn't just dashed off. Find out more about how and why Lincoln wrote.

The Gettysburg Address: Structure and Style
The speech is notable for its words and how they were chosen and arranged.

The Civil War
The Civil War was one of the most devastating events in American History. Read about the causes, see the heroes, and share the horror. Start here.

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Events in the Life of Abraham Lincoln
Learn all about the life of this famous American!

Abraham Lincoln's Assassination
Site focuses on Lincoln's death and the events leading up to it and following it.

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