Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln
1861-1865

16th President

Born: February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky

Inaugurated: March 4, 1861

Age at Inauguration: 52 Years, 20 Days

Often singled out as America's greatest President, Abraham Lincoln rose from humble beginnings but endured perhaps the most difficult Presidency in history. His term was consumed with the Civil War, during which he fought passionately to keep the nation unified... but he is also remembered for his inspiring Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves. In 1865, he became the first President to be assassinated.

"With malice towards none; with charity for all"