Served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
Born in Hardin County, Kentucky on February 12, 1809
Father: Thomas Lincoln Mother: Nancy Hanks - died when Lincoln was nine. Stepmother: Sarah Bush Johnston Siblings: Sarah Grigsby was the only sibling Wife: Mary Todd Children: Robert Todd - lawyer and diplomat; William Wallace - the only president's child to die in the White House, and Thomas died at 18.
On April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated while attending a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. Actor John Wilkes Booth shot him in the back of the head before jumping onto the stage and escaping to Maryland. Lincoln died on April 15th.
In office March 4, 1861 – April 15, 1865
"A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved - I do not expect the house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other." Abraham Lincoln (House Divided Speech, June 16, 1858)
One of his Greatest Accomplishments during his presidency was the initiation of the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Civil War broke out. Between the North and the South.