5 Facts About Abraham Lincoln

  • Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th 1809 near present-day Hodgenville, Kentucky.
  • Lincoln was elected to the Illinois General Assembly as representative for Sangamon County. He ran as a member of the Whig Party.
  • Abraham Lincoln was Republican and he became president in 1861.
  • Part of his legacy is the national banking system which he created with the National Banking Act in 1863, resulting in a standardized currency.
  • Abraham Lincoln died on April the 15th 1865. He was the first president to be assassinated. He died aged fifty six.
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