Abraham Lincoln Biography

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.

Reared in a poor family on the western frontier, Lincoln was a self-educated lawyer in Illinois, a Whig Party leader, state legislator during the 1830s, and a one-term member of the Congress during the 1840s. He promoted rapid modernization of the economy through banks, canals, railroads and tariffs to encourage the building of factories; he opposed the war with Mexico in 1846. After a series of highly publicized debates in 1858, during which Lincoln spoke out against the expansion of slavery, he lost the U.S. Senate race to his archrival, Democrat Stephen A. Douglas.

In 1860 Lincoln secured the Republican Party presidential nomination as a moderate from a swing state. With very little support in the slave states, Lincoln swept the North and was elected president in 1860. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Abraham Lincoln
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Lawyer, Politician, Statesman
Ethnicity:
Americans
Religion:
Christianity
Date of Birth:
February 12, 1809
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Date of Death:
April 15, 1865
Age at Death:
56
Cause of Death:
Assassination, Ballistic trauma
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