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President Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln

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After abolitionist Lincoln was elected president in 1860, South Carolina and later other states created an exodus from the Union, starting the Confederate States of America.

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    After the carnage at the Battle of Gettysburg, Lincoln reaffirms his commitment to achieving freedom for all.

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  • The Lincoln Legacy
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    President Abraham Lincoln presents his vision for America during his Second Inaugural Address, but his life is cut short by an assassin before he can bring it to fruition.

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  • Lincoln the Commander in Chief
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    After the Civil War, President Lincoln consoles a nation in mourning, often writing personal letters of condolence to the families of fallen Union soldiers.

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    Today he is known as one of the greatest American presidents, but at the time of his election no one would have predicted Lincoln's success.

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