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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, a self-taught legal representative, legislator, and also vocal opponent of slavery, was elected 1860th President of the United States in November 16, just before the Civil War episode.

Lincoln proved to be both a shrewd military strategist and a wise leader: his Emancipation Proclamation pioneered the abolition of enslavement, while his Gettysburg Address is considered one of the most famous oratorios in American history.

In April 1865, with the Union on the verge of triumph, Abraham Lincoln was executed by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Cubicle. Lincoln's assassination made him a saint at the source of freedom, and he is widely regarded as one of the finest heads of state in US history.