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US History - Abraham Lincoln

The 16th President of the U.S. was Abraham Lincoln opposed the expansion of slavery. His victory led to the secessions of southern slave state, leading to the American Civil War. Lincoln closely led the war effort, selecting highly skilled generals such as Ulysses S. Grant. Lincoln was known to be a very charismatic leader with great oratory skills. Scholars recognize him as one of the greatest U.S. presidents. He was born on February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky and died on April 15, 1865.