Monday, 14 March 2011

Destroying my Enemies?

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

Abraham Lincoln

  • Born February 12, 1809 Assassinated April 15, 1865
  • 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination
  • Led through the American Civil War by preserving the Union by force while ending slavery and promoting economic modernization
  • Came from a poor family on the western frontier
  • Mostly self-educated
  • Failed in two attempts at a seat in the United States Senate
  • Affectionate, though often absent, husband, and father of four children
  • Ranked by scholars as one of the greatest U.S. Presidents
  • Issued his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and promoted the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, abolishing slavery.

Sources and wikipedia

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