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Abraham Lincoln, byname Honest Abe, Rail-Splitter, or Great Emancipator, (born February 12, 1809, near Hodgenville, Kentucky, United States — died on April 15, 1865, Washington, DC), 16th President of the United States (1861–65), who retained the Union during the American Civil War and led to the liberation of slaves.

Born: 12 February 1809, Hodgenville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 15 April 1865, Petersen House, Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Spouse: Mary Todd Lincoln (m. 1842–1865)
Children: Robert Todd Lincoln, William Wallace Lincoln, Edward Baker Lincoln, Tad Lincoln
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Life

Lincoln was born in a backwoods cabin 3 miles (5 km) south of Hodgenville, Kentucky, Lincoln was taken to a farm in the neighbouring Knob Creek Valley when he was two years old. His earliest memories were about this house, and especially about a flash flood that once washed away corn and pumpkin seeds, which he had helped his father plant.

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His father, Thomas Lincoln, was the descendant of a weaver apprentice who moved from England to Massachusetts in 1637. Although Thomas was far less prosperous than some of Lincoln’s predecessors, he was a sturdy pioneer. On June 12, 1806, he married Nancy Hanks. It’s hard to trace Hanks’ genealogy, but Nancy seems to have been of illegitimate birth. She is described as “stoop-shouldered, thin-breasted, sad,” and passionately religious. Thomas and Nancy Lincoln have three children: Sarah, Abraham and Thomas, who died in infancy.

What were Abraham Lincoln’s Politics?

Abraham Lincoln was a member of the Whig Party, and then a Republican. He believed that the work of the government is to do what the community of people cannot do for themselves. One of his greatest commitments as a political thinker was the issue of self-governance and the promise and problems that could arise from it. The choice by some to allow the expansion of slavery was such a problem and central to the American Civil War. Although he had been against slavery from the very beginning of his political career, Lincoln would not make his abolition the basis of his policy until a war broke out within a few years.

How Did Abraham Lincoln Get Into Politics?

From 1834 to 1840, Abraham Lincoln occupied a seat in the Illinois State Assembly. He also practiced law in Illinois in the 1830s and 40s, and at that time he became one of the most distinguished attorneys in the state. He first entered national politics in 1847, serving one term in Congress. In 1858, he proposed to the Senate in a widely publicized race that ultimately lost but made him a nationally recognized political figure. In 1860, he was nominated for the Republican National Assembly as a candidate for the presidency of the party, and he launched a campaign that he would win.

What is the Legacy of Abraham Lincoln?

For many, Abraham Lincoln made history a kind of martyr for his country. This is partly due to his assassination by John Wilkes Booth on Good Friday – a connection that stretches over and over. But Lincoln had already begun to mythicized during his lifetime, when some of his contemporaries draw parallels between him and figures like George Washington. Abraham Lincoln also had his critics, especially in the South: there were those who considered him an opponent of the values of personal freedom and states’ rights.

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