Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President

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Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham was born on February 12 1809 in Illinois and was assassinated on April 15 1865. He served as president from 1861-1865. A poor family raised Lincoln. They couldn’t afford to send him to school, so he was mostly self-educated. He became a lawyer.

He was also a one-term member of the United States House of Representatives. Lincoln ended slavery by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation and made the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery.

After the death of his sons, Lincoln suffered from severe clinical depression. I think that Abraham Lincoln was extremely loyal to his country to make such a difference while suffering severe depression, which would make him want to just stay in bed and grieve.