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I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.




Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, 16th President of the United States (Republican, IL), Letter to newspaper editor, Albert . G. Hodges, April 4, 1864

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Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
  • Born: February 12, 1809
  • Died: April 15, 1865
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: President

Abraham Lincoln was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.

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