Abraham Lincoln /ˈeɪbrəhæm ˈlɪŋkən/ was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through its greatest 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, a Whig Party leader, Illinois state legislator in the 1830s, and a one-term member of the United States House of...
|Birthdate:||February 12, 1809|
|Date of death:||April 15, 1865|
|Also known as:||Abe Lincoln, Honest Abe, The Buffoon|