The Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War?its bloodiest war and an event often considered its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.
Largely self-educated, Lincoln became a lawyer in Illinois, a Whig Party leader, and a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, in which he served for twelve years.
In 1860, Lincoln secured the Republican Party presidential nomination as a moderate from a swing state. Though he gained very little support in the slaveholding states of the South, he swept the North and was elected president in 1860. Lincoln?s victory prompted seven southern slave states to form the Confederate States of America before he moved into the White House.
Lincoln was re-elected president in November of 1864.
He was shot dead on April 14, 1865.
An inspiring biography of one of the greatest human beings on the earth who laid down his life for the betterment of mankind.