American President: Abraham Lincoln
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...Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), served as the sixteenth President of the United s of America from 1861-1865. His rise, from the humblest of beginnings to the highest office of the land, is a beacon of exemplary achievement. Lincoln presided at the helm of affairs at the crucial period when the Union was threatened by fragmentation. His sterling leadership qualities and peerless moral integrity steered the nation through the storm of the Civil War and laid the foundation of modern, egalitarian, democratic American society. There is a general consensus, among both historians and the public, that Lincoln is the...