My name is Abraham Lincoln and I am the most interesting person during the age of revolution. I was given the nickname “Honest Abe” because I never lied.
I was born into a poor family in Hodgenville, Kentucky. I was a self-educated lawyer, a Whig party leader, and state legislator during the 1830’s. I became the 16th president of the United States of America. I promoted rapid modernization of the economy through banks, canals, railroads and tariffs to encourage the building of factories and opposed the war with Mexico in 1846. I wanted to stop the expansion of slavery.
When I was running for president with almost no support in the south, I swept the north and was elected president in 1860. I was called “the great emancipator” because my election prompted seven southern slave states to form the Confederacy. No compromise or reconciliation was found regarding slavery. My numerous complex moves toward ending slavery centered on the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, using the Army to protect escaped slaves, encouraging the Border States to outlaw slavery, and helping push through Congress the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which permanently outlawed slavery.
With the great Union victory at the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, and the defeat of the Copperheads in the Ohio election in the fall, I maintained a strong base of party support and was in a strong position to redefine the war effort. The stage was set for me…