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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865) was the sixteenth President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1861 until his assassination. As an outspoken opponent of the expansion of slavery in the United States, Lincoln won the Republican Party nomination in 1860 and was elected president later that year. During his term, he helped preserve the United States by leading the defeat of the secessionist Confederate States of America in the American Civil War. He introduced measures that resulted in the abolition of slavery, issuing his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and…mehr

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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865) was the sixteenth President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1861 until his assassination. As an outspoken opponent of the expansion of slavery in the United States, Lincoln won the Republican Party nomination in 1860 and was elected president later that year. During his term, he helped preserve the United States by leading the defeat of the secessionist Confederate States of America in the American Civil War. He introduced measures that resulted in the abolition of slavery, issuing his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and promoting the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1865
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Henry Ketcham was an American author best known for his biography 'The Life of Abraham Lincoln,' which is often celebrated for its engaging narrative and detailed portrayal of Lincoln's character. Although not as widely known as other contemporaries in the field of historical biography, Ketcham's work contributed to the scholarship around the 16th president of the United States by providing insights into Lincoln's early life, political career, and the profound challenges he faced during the Civil War era. Ketcham's literary style in this biography is accessible, yet informative, offering a balance between scholarly research and storytelling that appeals to both academic audiences and general readers. Through his portrayal of Lincoln, Ketcham emphasized the humanity and integrity of the president, while also addressing the complexities of his leadership during one of the nation's most tumultuous periods. 'The Life of Abraham Lincoln' helped to cement the president's status as an American icon and Ketcham's own reputation as a careful biographer with a talent for bringing historical figures to life.