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President #16 - Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America (February 12, 1809-April 15, 1865) and one of the greatest presidents. He was President during most of the Civil War; Lincoln helped abolish slavery in the United States. Lincoln was assassinated shortly before the end of the Civil War.
Robert Todd Lincoln, c. 1865. Abraham and Mary’s first son, future Secretary of War, present at the assassination of two sitting presidents (though not his father’s.) Look who’s playing him in the Spielberg biopic next year… Via fuckyeahhistorycrushes
"The Earliest Known Photo of Abraham Lincoln. c. 1840." "February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln successfully led his country through its greatest constitutional, military, and moral crisis – the American Civil War – preserving the Union while ending slavery, and promoting economic and financial modernization."