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Remembering Abraham Lincoln, His Life & Legacy

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He preserved the Union during the U.S. Civil War and brought about the emancipation of slaves.
  • Civil Rights Activist,
  • U.S. Representative,
  • U.S. President,
  • Lawyer
  • (1809–1865)

US Presidents

George Washington

George Washington was a leader of the Continental Army in the American Revolution, and was the first to become U.S. president.
  • U.S. President,
  • General
  • (1732–1799)

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was a draftsman of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president (1801-09). He was also responsible for the Louisiana Purchase.
  • U.S. Vice President,
  • U.S. Governor,
  • Government Official,
  • Diplomat,
  • U.S. President
  • (1743–1826)

John Adams

John Adams was a Founding Father, the first vice president of the United States and the second president. His son, John Quincy Adams, was the nation's sixth president.
  • U.S. President
  • (1735–1826)

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only U.S. president to be elected four times. He led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II.
  • U.S. President
  • (1882–1945)

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy, the 35th U.S. president, negotiated the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty and initiated the Alliance for Progress. He was assassinated in 1963.
  • Civil Rights Activist,
  • U.S. Representative,
  • U.S. President
  • (1917–1963)

Barack Obama

Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States, and the first African American to serve as U.S. president. First elected to the presidency in 2008, he won a second term in 2012.
  • U.S. President,
  • Lawyer,
  • U.S. Senator
  • (1961–)

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