The Papers and Writings of Abraham Lincoln — Volume 6: 1862-1863

The Papers and Writings of Abraham Lincoln — Volume 6: 1862-1863

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Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1861 until his assassination. As an outspoken opponent of the expansion of slavery in the United States, Lincoln won the Republican Party nomination in 1860 and was elected president later that year. During his term, he helped preserve the United States by leading the defeat of the secessionist Confederate States of America in the American Civil War. He introduced measures that resulted in the abolition of s...more