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Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States (1861–65), who preserved the Union during the American Civil War and brought about the emancipation of the slaves.


Honest Abe was the tallest president at 6 feet 4 inches tall. He set up a national banking system while he was president. He also established the Department of Agriculture. He was known as a gifted storyteller and liked to tell jokes.


President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth while attending a play at the Ford Theatre in Washington, D.C. He died the next day on April 15, 1865.

Ducksters. (2021). Biography of President Abraham Lincoln. Ducksters. Retrieved from

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