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Day 4

Welcome back to Presidentially Pumped today we’re going to be dive in into my next top president.

The next pick is Abraham Lincoln who is the 16th president of the United States. He is one of the United States’ greatest leaders for what he did for keeping the states united and emancipating the slaves. When the Civil War was going on Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation, which stated that the slaves should be freed. Also, on November 19, 1863 he gave one of the most known speeches in America, The Gettysburg Address. He gave this speech to a crowd of about 15,000 people. In this speech he quoted the Declaration of Independence and said again that all men are created equal and that the union will fight to abolish slavery.

When he was young, his parents and people around him taught him. He grew up to be 6’4” and was pretty lanky, but muscular. Later he married Mary Todd and had 4 children, but only Robert survived to adulthood. Lincoln became a lawyer and a politician and moved to Springfield, Illinois. When Abraham went against Stephan Douglas, John Breckinridge, and John Bell he won the election of presidency. Before his inauguration some states seceded from the union. This means that they broke away from the United States and joined with the confederacy. He led the Union to a victory in the civil war when General Robert E. Lee surrendered in 1865. John Wilkes Booth when at Fords theatre assassinated Lincoln later making him the first president to be murdered. He laid in a coma and then died he next morning.

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