On February 12, 1809 Abraham county Kentucky. Lincoln was born in Hardin He was a very important in American history for many different reasons. He made strong advancements and worked hard for what he believed in. Although our country was in a time of war and conflict, Lincoln handled the situation very well. He never forgot the men who died helping him in war.
In 1860 Lincoln won the nomination for the Republican Party. On the 6th of November he was named the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln always worked hard to save the Union. He fought hard for the union, but also considered the south and the troubles they were going through. On January 1, 1865 he issued one of the most important documents in American history, the Emancipation Proclamation. This document had a huge impact on America, and was the begging of freedom for slaves. It also helped the union to win, and end the civil war.
The Emancipation Proclamation didn't free all slaves, but it sure was a huge step for African American life. The document forever freed those slaves within the Confederacy. It also allowed African Americans the chance to join both the Union ARMY and NAVY. By the end of the Civil War 200,000 black soldier's fought for the Union and freedom. This document strengthened the Union military, and also politically. Most importantly it was the beginning of African American freedom.
Although President Lincoln was assassinated and never got the chance to finish his term he wrote a very important document in American history. He became President at a very hard time, and did his job in ending a war amongst the North and the South. He was a very smart politician, as he asked for 75,000 volunteers, which eventually added to helping end the War. The most important thing however was the Proclamation Emancipation. It showed his braver important documents written in United States history to this day.