Abraham Lincoln


Abraham Lincoln
noun
16th President of the United States; saved the Union during the American Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth (1809-1865) (Freq. 2)
Derivationally related forms: ↑Lincolnian (for: ↑Lincoln)

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Abraham Lincoln [Abraham Lincoln]
(1809–65) the 16th US ↑President (1861–5). He is regarded by many people as America’s greatest president, because he served during the ↑American Civil War, preserved the Union and freed the slaves. He is also often referred to as ‘Honest Abe’. He was a lawyer who was elected to the US ↑House of Representatives in 1846 and then elected President as a Republican. Lincoln led the Union in the Civil War and in 1864 appointed Ulysses S Grant to lead the Union armies. He announced his ↑Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 to free the slaves in the South. Lincoln was shot and killed by the actor John Wilkes Booth.
See also Gettysburg Address, See also Lincoln Memorial

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