Lincoln presidency
Updated: 2/10/2020
Lincoln presidency
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  • Hello! my name is Abraham Lincoln and this is how I became president during the Civil War.
  • I was born Febuary 12, 1809
  • I had very little education but i loved books
  • I became a lawyer and a congressman in 1845.
  • In 1858 I ran for Illinois US Senate against Stephen A. Douglas
  • In these Lincoln-Douglas debates, I argued against slavery being extended into the territories. The country was very divided on this issue and I was not victorious
  • I was the first president to run as a Republican and I opposed slavery
  • I won the majority of the electoral vote and became president in 1860
  • 4 years of Civil War began and I issued the Emancipation Proclamation to end slavery in 1863. Unfortunately I was assassinated in 1865
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