February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865
- 16th President of the United States
- Led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.
- Preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
- Remembered as the “Great Emancipator” because he worked to end slavery in the United States.
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