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By Christi E. Parker

Abraham Lincoln was once president in the course of some of the most detailed instances in heritage. With a rustic close to struggle, his final objective used to be to maintain the Union jointly. whilst Lincoln freed the slaves, he angered many Southerners, together with his murderer, John Wilkes sales space.

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