Abraham Lincoln (Leaders of the Civil War Era) by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

By Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Born to 2 uneducated farmers, Abraham Lincoln got here from meager origins and had simply 18 months of formal schooling. but, he labored himself up from farmer to revered legal professional to U.S. Congressman to the sixteenth U.S. president. He was once a humanitarian who didn't think in killing animals for meals. From the beginning of his political profession, he fought for the abolition of slavery, and as soon as elected president, he handed the Emancipation Proclamation, pointing out the liberty of any slaves in territories no longer less than Union keep an eye on. regardless of pressures from the seceded states and the ensuing civil warfare, Lincoln persevered his objective of saving the Union whereas battling for republican values, and was once elected for a moment time period. He used to be now not renowned between all U.S. voters, besides the fact that, and was once assassinated through John Wilkes sales space merely 5 days after the warfare was once declared over.

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