Abraham Lincoln: Life and Death

Often found on lists of history’s greatest Presidents, Abraham Lincoln left an unforgettable legacy as an early defender of civil rights and an opponent of slavery. He came from humble beginnings in rural America. Entering the political sphere, he was instrumental in shaping the new Republican Party. His election to the Presidency was decisive, though his policies were divisive. Honest Abe also saw the country through one of its most turbulent periods: The U.S. Civil War. However, his second term was cut short by an assassin and his full potential as President was never realized. In this video, WatchMojo.com learns more about the life, accomplishments and assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
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