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56 Facts About Lincoln
2. Abraham Lincoln is considered by many scholars to have been the best President.
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6. Abraham Lincoln put blockades on all the ports of the Confederate states.
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7. Lincoln was the first President of the United States to take control of the armed forces in this way.
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8. Lincoln was the postmaster in New Salem, Illinois, and served as surveyor for the county.
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11. Abraham Lincoln became President during one of our nation's most difficult periods.
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16. Abraham Lincoln was the very first American president to have an inaugural photo taken.
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20. Lincoln was born on Feb 12, 1809, in Kentucky; he was professionally successful in Illinois.
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24. Abraham Lincoln is well known for his very characteristic and recognizable appearance.
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26. Lincoln was born in a backwoods cabin 3 miles south of Hodgenville, Kentucky, and was taken to a farm in the neighbouring valley of Knob Creek when he was two years old.
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28. In 1863, Lincoln declared the final Thursday in November of that year to be a day of Thanksgiving.
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34. On November 6, 1860, Lincoln was elected the 16th president of the United States, beating Douglas, Breckinridge, and Bell.
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35. As the 1856 elections approached, Lincoln abandoned the defunct Whig Party in favor of the Republicans.
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38. From the early 1830s, Lincoln was a steadfast Whig and professed to friends in 1861 to be "an old line Whig, a disciple of Henry Clay".
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39. Late in 1836, Lincoln agreed to a match with Mary if she returned to New Salem.
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41. In 1860, Lincoln secured the Republican Party presidential nomination as a moderate from a swing state, though most delegates originally favored other candidates.
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47. Abraham Lincoln served as a lobbyist for the Illinois Central Railroad as its company attorney.
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49. Abraham Lincoln was married to Mary Todd on November 4, 1842.
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52. Lincoln was part of seances after his son died in the White House.
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53. Lincoln was photographed with John Wilkes Booth at his second inauguration.
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54. Lincoln was a simple man of tastes, and he never drank in the White House.
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55. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has its first vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion.
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56. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has named Dr Marco Barker its inaugural vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, effective April 1, 2019.
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