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Abraham Lincoln

1.General facts: * 12.02.1809 in Hodgenville ( Kentucky)
+ 15.04.1865 in Washington DC

2.Lincoln as president:
- 16th president of the USA: 1860-1865
- member of the Republican Party
- one of the most famous presidents of the USA

a)Civil War
- Lincoln was forced to lead this war for the reestablishment of the union
- Lincolnīs main difficulties: had to win the war using military,keep up the fighting spirit of the North, avoid European support for the Southern states, abolish slavery
- he won the war
- prevented the divorce of the union

- 1.1.1863: Emancipation- Proclamation ( forbade slavery)
- Lincoln:" whenever I hear someone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally." "No man is good enough to govern another man without that other`s consent."
- 8.11.1864: elections -> Lincoln wins the election
- 14.4.1865: shot by John Wilkes Booth who supported the South

3.Gifts to Lincoln:
- Mount Rushmore
- "oh captain, my captain" ( Walt Whitman)
- Lincoln Memorial ( Washington DC)
- five$ note, one cent coin

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