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Abraham Lincoln
16th President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1861 – April 15, 1865
Vice president July 30, 1863
Greenfield Township, Michigan, United States
Preceded by James Buchanan
Succeeded by Andrew Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1847 – March 4, 1849
Preceded by John Henry
Succeeded by Thomas Harris
Personal details
Born February 12, 1809
Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S.
Died April 15, 1865 (aged 56)
Petersen House, Washington D.C, U.S.
Resting place Lincoln's Tomb, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Whig (1834–1854)
Republican (1854–1865)
National Union (1864–1865)
Spouse Mary Lincoln
Childrens Robert Lincoln
Eddie Lincoln
Willie Lincoln
Tad Lincoln
Profession Lawyer, Politician
Military service
Service/branch Illinois Militia
Years of service 3 months (April 21, 1832 - July 10, 1832)
Rank Private (May 28, 1832 - July 10, 1832)
Captain (April 21, 1832 - May 27, 1832)
Discharged from his command and re-enlisted as a Private.
Battles/wars Black Hawk War

Those were the words of Abraham Lincoln when he was 32 years old . The disappointment that comes straight took him to a point where he wanted to end his life . Lincoln wrote the above words when he decided to start a new chapter in his life . Later, he became one of the President of America's most known and loved people . His name is well known throughout the world as an end to slavery in America .

Lincoln was born in Kentucky , USA , where his father worked as a carpenter . He had lost his mother at an early age , then her father married again . But Lincoln and his sister was a very loving stepmother .

Lincoln child grows into a tall and strapping young man . Her clothes always never seem fitting . Short- sleeve shirt and pants always felt always hang above the ankles . When observed , it seems he does not deserve to be a great person in the future , which turned out to be true.

First time watching Slavery Lincoln , was when he hired transports to carry cargo to New Orleans in 1828. Later , when he visited the city for the second time , he promised to himself that he had to remove the practice of slavery .

Lincoln did not follow such education in general , but he is keen to learn to read and write to become a successful lawyer . Although he sometimes considered as a ' homo ' by the neighbors because of behavior and clothing , but it is quite flexible to local residents . This is solely because he has a sense of humor that stands out and always make others happy . First fall in love with a woman named Anne Rutledge , a neighbor's child innkeeper where he lived . Anne's father was the one who suggested that Lincoln go into politics .

At the beginning of his career , Lincoln was elected to Parliament for the area of Illinois in 1834 . Then was re-elected in 1838 and 1840. At that time, he met a man named Stephen Douglas , who later became rivals both in terms of love and politics . Mary Todd , they were fighting over women , came from Kentucky , preferring Lincoln as husband , but they were not happy pernikahn . In 1842 , after a year of their marriage , Lincoln opened firm with a friend named William H. Herndon . Friendship of these two men turned out to persevere to the end of life of Lincoln . Later, Herndon was the one who wrote a biography of Abraham Lincoln .

In 1846 , Lincoln was elected to Congress . But membership is not renewed because he proposed legislation to end slavery in the District Of Columbia . Disappointed, he returned enable his firm . He stopped his political activities for some time , but then he was better known by the public as an honest lawyer .

In fact , Lincoln could not stop for too long from the world of politics . In 1854 , the issue of slavery makes foray back into politics . Taampaknya he had to compete with Stephen Douglas , who tried to subdue the South Americans who supported slavery , while the Northern region against it . Lincoln did not think that half of the country maintaining slavery when half against his fellow countrymen . He was thinking , no nation may consist of half slave half not . However , it turns out Lincoln was hit in the first round against Douglas , the U.S. Senate seats .

Although this time he lost , in May 1860 , Lincoln was elected as a Republican presidential candidate . Meanwhile , Democrats attacked all-out , and they call it a ' solicitor nuts ' , ' incompetent speak English ' and so on . But ultimately , he turned out to be elected President of the United States . Four days after he became president , the Southern states were out of the Federation of the United States . Southern countries that later formed the Confederacy itself . Lincoln felt sad about it , and trying to seek an end to the separation . However , the conflict between North and South is even more peaked and became the Civil War . Lincoln continues to strive mightily to stop the conflict although no avail .

To understand the political background of the American Civil War , is necessary to explain how the origin of America was formed . In the 17th century , the settlers from the UK , France , Spain , Netherlands and Germany come to North America , which they regard as a new uninhabited land they found. They come in search of prosperity , freedom of religion , as well as to expand the powers of their homeland and build a new empire . British Empire then apply its laws in situ , so that the new country that they call New England . After the war of American independence , free territories were then formed a federation which they call the United States . Each new federation agreed to keep taking care of their own government , although they also have to deal with a common interest . Because , things like defense remains a common concern .

The southern part of America that join the federation , developing agriculture that relies on slave labor . The northern part is more heavily dependent on trade and industry , although agriculture remains important regard . Therefore there is no slavery in the north . Meanwhile , the issue of slavery became a hot issue for the newly merged region to the Union , while the people in the states have not been fully prepared by the slavery question . While American law states all men are equally entitled to ' life and liberty to obtain happiness ' , but also protect the rights of private property . Slaves were private property . The notion that the slave is a very private property contrary to other opinions that slaves were human family who also have a right to independence . This is the basic problem for people in all regions of the U.S. .

Actually a lot of terms that can be seen from this issue . First , whether enslaved humans also is a right ? Today, slavery was not justified in many other countries around the world . Everyone agrees that it is clearly not justified to curb the freedom of others . But the South has spent a lot of money to buy slaves . Social life , economy , and politics they walked on the basis of ownership of slaves . So , there really was not difficult to understand how important it is for their servitude .

There is also the political side of the problem of ownership of slaves to the South . How to run a ' Union States ' when some regions consist of ' people - free' while others are ' slaves ' ? Although , it is desirable competitor Lincoln , Douglas . Clearly the South worried that a growing number of regions Federation ' so - free ' , then slavery would be completely abolished . They think that if this happens , they will go bankrupt , both socially and politically . The only way may have formed two separate federal . But even this was not possible .

As soon as Lincoln was elected as President , the South withdrew from the federation . On 12 April 1861 , the South attacked the North in the city of Fort Sunter . Civil War or the War between the states of the federation ' has begun .

There are large differences between the North and South . In the Northern region of skin more white population . They are more advanced in the field of production of goods while the South is better in agriculture . In many ways , exceeded North South , although the South region of highly skilled military , in fact, wars are more prevalent in the South . Although they are better in terms of combat . The battle is not easy to win. As we know , after several attacks , the North won the war . As the war progressed , Lincoln , still pushing for election again at the end of the period he served as President , and it turns out he was re-elected for the next period .

In November 1863 , in the battle of Gettysburg , Lincoln delivered a speech , which is remembered in history . He says " ... birth of a new nation , founded on liberty that upholds the recognition that all men are created equal . " Words of Lincoln at Gettysburg gives two principles of freedom and equality - are the foundation upon which American countries .

Lincoln died in a way that is unexpected . While we were watching the theater with his wife , he was shot by a man named John Wilkes Booth . Death had to pick him up when peace for America . Maybe it was the culmination of events that must occur as victimizing the end of slavery in America . After his death , Lincoln is known as a great man , and the ideals that have been upheld to be maintained by all Americans .