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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

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Did you know that Abraham Lincoln belonged to the Republican Political Party? Did you know, he was the leader throughout the greatest constitutional crisis, the American Civil War? Did you know that despite coming from poor background Abraham Lincoln was largely self educated, became a respected lawyer and went on to become one of the most respected leaders of the United States of all time

Fun Fact 1: Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, Hardin County, Kentucky

Fun Fact 2: He was born in a log cabin to an extremely poor family

Fun Fact 3: He was largely self-educated and taught himself law

Fun Fact 4: Abraham Lincoln was 6 feet 4 inches tall, and was reported to have kept money in his stove pipe hat!

Fun Fact 5: He became the 16th president of America in 1861, when he was 52 years of age, he served for 4 years until 1865

Fun Fact 6: Major events which happened during the presidency of Abraham Lincoln included the Civil War which lasted from 1861 until 1865 and the raising of the Emancipation Proclamation which secured the liberty of slaves

Fun Fact 7: Abraham Lincoln hated having his name shortened to Abe, and often chose to use his surname/last name, Lincoln. Sources suggest  that even his wife even called him Mr. Lincoln!

Fun Fact 8: Abraham Lincoln was the first American President to wear a beard!

Fun Fact 9: When Abraham Lincoln was called two-faced by a rival, he was quoted as saying "If I had another face, do you think I'd wear this one?"

Fun Fact 10: The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln in January, 1863 and slavery ended with the passage of the 13th amendment

Fun Fact 11: Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd Lincoln on November 4, 1842, together they had 4 children, they were all boys

Fun Fact 12: He led the Union into the Civil War to protect the nation and put an end to slavery

Fun Fact 13: His celebrated career came to an end when he was assassinated on April 15 1865, five days after the Confederate armies surrendered the Civil War

Fun Fact 14: A sculpture of Abraham Lincoln's head, measuring 60-foot high (18m)  is carved into the granite of Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

Fun Fact 15: Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865, the day after being shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth and was buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois

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