- Slides: 10
Antonio Allushi Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was the 16 th President of the United States, serving from 1861 until his assassination in 1865.
Lincoln was born in Kentucky in 1809 from a family of farmers. When he was 22 he settled in New Salem He married his wife Mary Todd Lincoln in 1837, and move his family to Springfield • In this year he had his first experience as a lawyer, and in 1841 he won his first court case, representing a black woman. This the first case when a black people was absolved in a court.
• In 1846 he was elected in the house of representatives. After that, he became a very good lawyer and also in 1854 he became a member of Republican Party, formed for fight the slavery. In 1858 he wanted to became senator but his attempt was unsuccessful and two year later, in 1860 finally Republican Party nominated him for the Presidential election. 1861 -1865
• Lincoln won the election with also the votes of the northern area of United States. In the southern area he had no votes. • After his election, seven states, Alabama, Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Texas and Louisiana formed the Confederate States of America. When the United states refused to surrender Fort Sumter, the confederate attacked the fort and the civil war beginning. In this period the president rebuild the union whit blood and create a Confederacy. • Lincoln was not a general but often he spending days in the war department, and with his plans he often won the clashes.
Proclamation of Emancipation • With the Proclamation of Emancipation, on January 1, 1863, Lincoln ordered the freedom of all slaves in those states still in rebellion during the civil war. • In a first time only a little part of slaves were immediately freed, but as the Union army advanced the slaves were effectively freed. The proclamation also did not free slaves in the slave states that had remained loyal to the federal government of the US. • The proclamation sponsored the Lincoln's constitutional amendment to free all slaves and the Thirteenth Amendment making slavery illegal everywhere.
"My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If i could save the Union without freeing any slave i would do it, and if i could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone i would also do that. What i do about slavery, and the colored race, i do because i believe it helps to save the Union; And what i forbear, i forbear because i do not believe it would help to save Union. I have here stated my purpose according to my view of official duty; And i intend no modification of my oftexpressed personal wish that all man everywhere could be free. " Abraham Lincoln
Assassination • Lincoln was reelected president in 1864 for the Second term. • On April 14 th, eight months after the 13 th amendment Lincoln were assassinated at Ford's theatre whit a shotgun. • His assassin, John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate spy from Maryland died from shots fired during his capture on April 26.