Abraham Lincoln led the nation through the Civil War, preserved the union and abolished slavery. As the 16th President of the United States, he served from 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Part of the Immortals leadership series.
Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen:
PRESIDENCY – MARCH 4, 1861 – April 14, 1865
Abraham Lincoln, Republican Candidate for President of the United States, 1860.
The Union must and shall be preserved. Free speech, free homes, free territory. Protection to American Industry. For President Abraham Lincoln of Illinois. For Vice President Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. 1860.
Election poster, 1864.
Lincoln’s Presidential Box at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Ford’s Theatre, currently operated by the National Park Service.