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I hope to stand firm enough not to go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the common cause.




Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, 16th President of the United States (Republican, IL), Letter to Zachariah Chandler, November 20, 1863

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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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