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Abraham Lincoln . 1861-1865. 16 th President. Born : Feburary 12, 1809, in Hodgenville, Kentucky Death : April 15, 1865. Lincoln died the morning after being shot at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. by John Wilkes Booth, an actor. Who Married : Mary Todd Lincoln Party : Republican Party - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Abraham Lincoln 1861-1865

116th PresidentBorn: Feburary 12, 1809, in Hodgenville, Kentucky

Death: April 15, 1865. Lincoln died the morning after being shot at Fords Theatre in Washington, D.C. by John Wilkes Booth, an actor.

Who Married: Mary Todd Lincoln

Party: Republican Party

Accomplishments: January 1, 1863 issued the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy.

2Quote from Inaugural AddressLincoln warned the South in his Inaugural Address: "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you.... You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it."

3For More Information on Abraham Lincoln, Visit these websites:Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum: http://www.lincolnlibraryandmuseum.com/index.htm The White House: http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/al16.html PBS series, The American Experience, presidents: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/presidents/16_lincoln/ 4