This Day In History
This Day In History
Thursday, May 28, 2020

«Lincoln»

February 1, 1865

President Abraham Lincoln signs the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Lincoln, Thirteenth Amendment

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
(February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865)
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis – the American Civil War – preserving the Union, while ending slavery, and promoting economic and financial modernization. Reared in a poor family on the western frontier, Lincoln was mostly self-educated. He became a country lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, and a one-term member of the United States House of Representatives, but failed in two attempts to be elected to the United States Senate.
Lincoln, President of the United States
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