Hon. President Abraham Lincoln (12th February 1809 to 15th April 1865)
It is with great sorrow and devastation that we announce the death of his Excellency President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America. Abraham was assassinated on 14th of April 1865, on Good Friday by John Wilkers Booth, at Washington Ford’s Theatre. Upon his death, Lincoln was serving as the 16th President of the U.S. He died at the age of 56 years. Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S. He was a son of the late Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hans Lincoln. He was a husband to Mary Todd and the father to Edward Baker, Robert Todd, Thomas (“Tad”) III and William Wallace (“Willie”). Lincoln was first elected as the President of the U.S. in 1960 where he served for the first term and re-elected in 1964 for the second time. Lincoln was a qualified lawyer and a politician. He served in the military in 1832 for three month where he joined as a private militant at captain level in Illinois militia on April 21 until May 27th. He has been into three political parties that include Republican between 1854 and 1865, Whig in 1834 to 1854 and in National Union between 1864 and 1865. As a president, Lincoln handled the American civil war and 13th amendment of the constitution of the U.S. President Abraham Lincoln will be laid to rest at Lincoln Tomb, Oak Ridge Cemetery located in Springfield Illinois in the United States of America.
I50 Years of President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Legacy
Abraham Lincoln, the United States 16th president by assassination, accomplishments and virtue of his acts has secured a position in the history of America, which has never been challenged by any other national leader. As the Commander in Chief in the interstates civil war, Emancipation Proclamation author and laws reformer, Lincoln will be associated forever with hard won individual freedoms, the 13th amendment of the constitution and civil rights. Lincoln fought for the Union preservation and against secession. He therefore saved the union and enhanced the freeing of slaves despite of strong opposition by the south. Lincoln believed in the principles of equity, liberty and democracy. Thus, saving of Union acted as a way of declaring freedom and independence for future generations and democracy vindication. Freeing of slaves gave ex-slaves the power to fight for their position as equal human being in the society. With this power, they were able to obtain rights to vote, an act whose impact has been felt in the United States even today. This facilitated many more changes in the country that include provision of more constitutional rights to minorities in the united States that include the inclusion of antidiscrimination law. All these civil rights which were attained after the death of Lincoln were fueled by his effort and acts during his time as the President of U.S. According to historians, Lincoln handled the crisis that occurred while he was in power as the President in a manner that no other president could have managed. The outcome could have been very different and negative if another individual was in power them. Lincoln was able to accomplish so much in history despite of so many crisis during his time as the President of the United States of America. In this regard, Lincoln shall forever be celebrated for his legacy shall live forever.