Lincoln's Inaugurals, Addresses and Letters (Selections) (Dodo Press)

Lincoln's Inaugurals, Addresses and Letters (Selections) (Dodo Press)

by Abraham Lincoln
     
 

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Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was the sixteenth President of the United States, serving from 1861 until his assassination. As an outspoken opponent of the expansion of slavery in the United States, Lincoln won the Republican Party nomination in 1860 and was elected president later that year. During his term, he helped preserve the United States by leading the defeat of… See more details below

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Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was the sixteenth President of the United States, serving from 1861 until his assassination. As an outspoken opponent of the expansion of slavery in the United States, Lincoln won the Republican Party nomination in 1860 and was elected president later that year. During his term, he helped preserve the United States by leading the defeat of the secessionist Confederate States of America in the American Civil War. He introduced measures that resulted in the abolition of slavery, issuing his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and promoting the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1865. He closely supervised the victorious war effort, especially the selection of top generals, including Ulysses S. Grant. Historians have concluded that he handled the factions of the Republican Party well, bringing leaders of each faction into his cabinet and forcing them to cooperate. Lincoln successfully defused a war scare with the United Kingdom in 1861.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406524307
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
01/30/2009
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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