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President Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States. He was in office from March 4, 1861 until his death at the hands of an assassin. He was in office for the Civil War, and was roundly criticized for ignoring states' rights and for refusing to compromise on the issue of slavery. His assassination by John Wilkes Booth was the first presidential assassination in U.S. history.
  • Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project

    Displays historical materials from Abraham Lincoln's Illinois years (1830-1861), including Lincoln's writings and speeches, as well as other materials illuminating antebellum Illinois.

  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Museum Foundation

    The official presidential library and museum, located in Illinois, offers details about the physical museum such as times and dates, as well as directions. It also presents an extensive display of virtual exhibits, including an interactive timeline of his life, and a downloadable museum brochure.

  • Civil War Photographs: Abraham Lincoln

    Contains photographs of Lincoln during and after the Civil War, as well as photographs of the execution of the conspirators, and images of the Emancipation Proclamation.

  • Civil War Poetry: Abraham Lincoln

    Contains poetry written specifically about Abraham Lincoln, including "Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight," "O Captain! My Captain!" and "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd.".

  • The Death of President Lincoln, 1865

    Journal of what Lincoln did the day he was killed. Offers a printer friendly version.

  • Gettysburg Address

    Library of Congress provides copies of drafts, Lincoln's invitation to Gettysburg, and the only known photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg.

  • Medical History of President Abraham Lincoln

    Includes information and supposition about the medical conditions and death of President Abraham Lincoln.

  • Papers of Abraham Lincoln

    Project of the Illinois Historic Preservation Society offers information on documents, newsletters, reference materials, and educational resources.

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