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Abraham Lincoln

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

Lincoln proved to be both a shrewd military strategist and a wise leader: his Emancipation Proclamation led the way for the abolition of slavery, 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 fountainhead of freedom, and he is widely considered one of the best leaders in U.S. history.