Abraham Lincoln
(February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865) was the
sixteenth president of the United States, holding office
during Civil War. Being a lawyer in the beginning,
Lincoln was voted into office as the Republican
candidate in 1860, shortly before the outbreak of the
Civil War. During the Civil War he focused not only on
victory of the Union but also on the reunification of
the United States and the abolition of slavery. His
actions solidified him as a beacon of light in a dark
chapter of history.