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President Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the President of the United States during the Civil War and oversaw the release of slaves throughout the United States. Although historians argue exactly what Lincoln's motivations were, he will forever be known as one of the greatest minds in American political history. Nonetheless, there are many tales about the man's life. Some believe he can see ghosts and is currently one in the White House. Others believe he could see the future through his dreams. We'll never really know the true story.

Interesting facts about Abraham Lincoln
  • Abe was a fantastic poet.
  • Abraham was 6 feet 3¾ inches tall.
  • Abe's physical characteristics include a long, askew nose, a tall lean figure, heavy eyebrows, deep eye-caverns, high cheekbones, thick lips, a mole on his right cheek near his mouth, flapping ears, thick and unruly hair, along with leathery, wrinkled, and dry skin.
  • He was the first President born in, what is considered, the west.
  • Abe Lincoln was not given a middle name.

Read Poems by Abraham Lincoln for more about his poetic side.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.
I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal.
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.
Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.
Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.