August 8, 2022

Presidential Spotlight: Abraham Lincoln

Last Updated on January 27, 2022

Plaque of Abraham Lincoln

From America’s Library:

Born: February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky
Died: April 15, 1865, assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Known for leading the country through the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. His eloquence is evident in many speeches including his most famous one, the Gettysburg Address. His second inaugural address, which includes the phrase, “With malice toward none; with charity for all…” is inscribed on one wall of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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