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Abraham Lincoln was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 to 1865.
• Born: February 12, 1809 Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S.
• Died: April 15, 1865 (aged 56) Washington, D.C., U.S.
• Cause of death: Assassinated (gunshot wound to the head)
• Resting place: Lincoln Tomb
• Citizenship: American
• Political party: Whig (before 1854), Republican (1854–1864), National Union (1864–1865)
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln led the nation through the Civil War and succeeded in defending the Federation, abolishing slavery, supporting the federal government, and modernizing the American economy. He also worked to heal war-torn countries. Lincoln is remembered as an American martyr and hero, and is often considered the greatest president in American history. Although he did not spend much time with his family, he was a caring husband and father of four children.
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