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John locke scripps, who had convinced lincoln to write his first campaign autobiography, asserted that the 16th president had become the great american . Background-image america's greatest president: abraham lincoln for life magazine, lincoln has come out as number one in nearly all of. Abraham lincoln (february 12, 1809 – april 15, 1865) was an american statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the united states from march 1861 until his assassination in april 1865 lincoln led the united states through its civil war—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, abraham lincoln was born february 12, 1809, the second child of thomas.
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