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  Lincoln, Abraham
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationRepublican  
<-  1863-11-01  
 
NameAbraham Lincoln
Address426 S. 7th St
Springfield, Illinois , United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born February 12, 1809
DiedApril 15, 1865 (56 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 24, 2019 01:42pm
Tags Caucasian - English - Moderate - Married - Assassinated - Non-Denominational Christian - Disputed -
Info16th president of the U.S. (1861-65). Born in a log cabin in Hodgenville, Ky., he moved to Indiana in 1816 and to Illinois in 1830. He worked as a storekeeper, rail-splitter, postmaster, and surveyor, then enlisted as a volunteer in the Black Hawk War and became a captain. Though largely self-taught, he practiced law in Springfield, Ill., and served in the state legislature (1834-40).

Candidate for Presidential Elector (W-IL) 1840, 1844

He was elected as a Whig to the U.S. House of Representatives (1847-49). As a circuit-riding lawyer from 1849, he became one of the state's most successful lawyers, noted for his shrewdness, common sense, and honesty (earning the nickname "Honest Abe"). In 1856 he joined the Republican Party, which nominated him as its candidate in the 1858 Senate election. He debated S. Douglas on such issues as slavery; though he was not elected, the Lincoln-Douglas debates brought him national notice. He was the Republican nominee in the 1860 presidential election. The slave states did not accept his position opposing slavery's extension into new territories but allowing it to remain in the South; his election was soon followed by secession of the Confederate states and the start of the Amer. Civil War. The war dominated Lincoln's administration, from choosing competent generals to conciliating such congressional factions as the Radical Republicans. He pioneered in the creation of a high command, an organization for amassing all the energies and resources of a people for war, and he combined statecraft and overall direction of armies with what some have called military genius. To unite the North and influence foreign opinion, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation (1863); his Gettysburg Address (1863) further ennobled the war's purpose. The continuing war affected some Northerners' resolve and his reelection was not assured, but strategic battle victories turned the tide and he easily defeated G. McClellan in 1864. His platform included passage of the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery (ratified 1865). At his second inaugural, with victory in sight, he spoke of moderation in reconstructing the South and building a harmonious Union. On April 14, five days after the war ended, he was shot by J. W. Booth; he died the next day. His reputation among Amer. presidents remains unsurpassed.

First Appeared on a United States Postage Stamp in 1866.
Vote totals for elections in which was nominated for the Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1900-1965): 1900-96.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
06/13/2007-06/24/2007 Rasmussen Reports 92.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
Title Purchase Contributor
Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. II, 1849-1856  Purchase RP 
Lincoln's War : The Untold Story of America's Greatest President as Commander in Chief  Purchase The Oncoming Storm 
Lincoln  Purchase Homegrown Democrat 
All the Powers of Earth: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. III, 1856-1860  Purchase RP 
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter  Purchase Homegrown Democrat 
A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. I, 1809–1849   Purchase RP 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Apr 14, 1865 05:00pm Apr 15, 1865 05:00pm Assassination Abraham Lincoln Assassination  Chronicler 

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 04, 2011 05:00pm Press Release Presidential Proclamation--150th Anniversary of the Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Feb 07, 2009 11:00am Profile Lincoln's Faith Still A Puzzle  Article ArmyDem 
Apr 11, 2008 12:00am Blog Entry Abraham Lincoln, Hempster!  Article Jason 
Feb 12, 2008 02:30pm News GOP fetes rail splitter; state plans a bigger bash for him  Article 日本語 Karl Rove 
Jul 10, 2007 02:00pm News Claiming Abe Lincoln  Article CBlock941 
May 07, 2007 12:00pm News Book details plot to steal Abe's [Lincoln] body  Article The Sunset Provision 

DISCUSSION
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FAMILY
Wife Mary Ann Todd Lincoln Nov 04, 1842-Apr 15, 1865
Son Robert Todd Lincoln 1843-1926
Son Edward Baker "Eddie" Lincoln 1846-1850
Son William Wallace "Willie" Lincoln 1850-1862
Son Thomas "Tad" Lincoln 1853-1871

INFORMATION LINKS
Abraham Lincoln - At Peoria, Illinois (October 16, 1854)  Discuss
Abraham Lincoln - Eulogy on Henry Clay (July 6, 1852)  Discuss
Abraham Lincoln - Farewell Address (February 11, 1861)  Discuss
Abraham Lincoln - First Annual Message (December 3, 1861)  Discuss
Abraham Lincoln - Fourth Annual Message (December 6, 1864)  Discuss
Abraham Lincoln - July 4th Message to Congress (July 4, 1861)  Discuss
Abraham Lincoln - Public Letter to James Conkling (August 26, 1863)  Discuss
Abraham Lincoln - Second Annual Message (December 1, 1862)  Discuss
Abraham Lincoln - Third Annual Message (December 8, 1863)  Discuss
Address at Cooper Institute - Abraham Lincoln  Discuss
House Divided Speech - Abraham Lincoln  Discuss
Last speech (April 11, 1865) - Abraham Lincoln  Discuss
President Abraham Lincoln Inaugural Address March 4, 1861  Discuss
President Abraham Lincoln Inaugural Address March 4, 1865  Discuss
Proclamation on the Wade-Davis Bill - Abraham Lincoln  Discuss
The Emancipation Proclamation - Abraham Lincoln  Discuss
The Gettysburg Address - Abraham Lincoln  Discuss
RACES
  12/07/1864 US President Won 90.99% (+81.97%)
  11/08/1864 DE US President Lost 48.19% (-3.62%)
  11/08/1864 ME US President Won 59.07% (+18.13%)
  11/08/1864 OR US President Won 53.89% (+7.80%)
  11/08/1864 KY US President Lost 30.17% (-39.65%)
  11/08/1864 MI US President Won 55.14% (+10.28%)
  11/08/1864 PA US President Won 51.64% (+3.29%)
  11/08/1864 KS US President Won 81.67% (+63.34%)
  11/08/1864 MO US President Won 69.72% (+39.44%)
  11/08/1864 RI US President Won 62.21% (+24.41%)
  11/08/1864 IN US President Won 53.51% (+7.02%)
  11/08/1864 NH US President Won 52.56% (+5.12%)
  11/08/1864 VT US President Won 76.10% (+52.20%)
  11/08/1864 TN US President Won 91.86% (+83.72%)
  11/08/1864 IA US President Won 63.08% (+26.15%)
  11/08/1864 NJ US President Lost 47.17% (-5.67%)
  11/08/1864 WI US President Won 55.88% (+11.77%)
  11/08/1864 US President National Vote Won 55.02% (+10.06%)
  11/08/1864 MN US President Won 59.06% (+18.12%)
  11/08/1864 IL US President Won 54.42% (+8.84%)
  11/08/1864 NV US President Won 59.84% (+19.68%)
  11/08/1864 WV US President Won 68.24% (+36.47%)
  11/08/1864 CA US President Won 58.60% (+17.20%)
  11/08/1864 MA US President Won 72.22% (+44.44%)
  11/08/1864 NY US President Won 50.46% (+0.92%)
  11/08/1864 CT US President Won 51.37% (+2.75%)
  11/08/1864 MD US President Won 55.09% (+10.17%)
  11/08/1864 OH US President Won 56.37% (+12.74%)
  06/08/1864 US President - R Convention Won 95.18% (+90.94%)
  12/05/1860 US President Won 59.41% (+35.64%)
  11/06/1860 DE US President Lost 23.72% (-21.82%)
  11/06/1860 IA US President Won 54.61% (+11.39%)
  11/06/1860 IL US President Won 50.69% (+3.52%)
  11/06/1860 IN US President Won 51.09% (+8.64%)
  11/06/1860 KY US President Lost 0.93% (-44.25%)
  11/06/1860 CA US President Won 32.33% (+0.61%)
  11/06/1860 CT US President Won 54.05% (+32.35%)
  11/06/1860 RI US President Won 61.37% (+22.74%)
  11/06/1860 MI US President Won 57.17% (+15.14%)
  11/06/1860 VA US President Lost 1.13% (-43.50%)
  11/06/1860 MO US President Lost 10.28% (-25.23%)
  11/06/1860 VT US President Won 75.73% (+56.35%)
  11/06/1860 NH US President Won 56.90% (+17.64%)
  11/06/1860 WI US President Won 56.59% (+13.86%)
  11/06/1860 NJ US President Lost 48.13% (-3.73%)
  11/06/1860 MN US President Won 63.41% (+29.16%)
  11/06/1860 NY US President Won 53.71% (+7.43%)
  11/06/1860 MA US President Won 62.80% (+42.57%)
  11/06/1860 OH US President Won 52.32% (+10.00%)
  11/06/1860 US President National Vote Won 39.88% (+10.50%)
  11/06/1860 MD US President Lost 2.48% (-43.45%)
  11/06/1860 OR US President Won 36.20% (+1.83%)
  11/06/1860 PA US President Won 56.26% (+18.71%)
  11/06/1860 ME US President Won 62.24% (+32.82%)
  05/18/1860 US President - R Convention Won 47.42% (+21.62%)
  11/02/1858 IL US Senate Lost 46.00% (-8.00%)
  06/19/1856 US Vice President - R Convention Lost 13.61% (-51.11%)
  01/20/1847 IL District 7-Special Lost 0.54% (-56.19%)
  11/02/1846 IL District 7 Won 55.53% (+13.23%)
ENDORSEMENTS
OH Governor - Oct 13, 1863 UN John A. Brough
US President - W Convention - Jun 09, 1848 W Zachary Taylor
US House Speaker - Dec 06, 1847 W Robert C. Winthrop
IL At Large - Aug 01, 1831 I James Turney