Abraham Lincoln was the President of the United States who helped free African American slaves.









Abraham Lincoln was our 16th President. During his presidency, the United States fought against itself in the Civil War. President Lincoln tried to hold the union together. He read a very famous speech, The Emancipation Proclamation, which said that slavery was no longer allowed in the United States. However, because of the war and Lincoln's beliefs, he was assassinated. He remains one of the most popular presidents of all time.



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Lincoln was born in a log cabin. He and his family only had one room to live in! Lincoln was very poor growing up. He worked hard and became a lawyer and then the president! Click hereto learn more about the cabin that Lincoln grew up in!




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penny.jpgback_of_penny.jpgLincoln is honored on both the penny and the five dollar bill. On the back of both the coin and bill is the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.



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