Abraham Lincoln: 16th President of the USA Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America. He lead our country through and out of the Civil War. He was a kind, smart man.ChildhoodAbraham Lincoln was born in the small town of Hodgenville, Kentucky to Thomas and Nancy Lincoln on February 12, 1809. Abe had an older sister named Sarah who was one year older than him. Abe did not have a rich childhood. His family was poor and could not afford to send be to school and had to have him work at home instead. Abe only had about a year of school in total. At age 8, Abe’s family was forced to move to Indiana. Abe’s mother died from milk disease when he was 9. His father traveled back to Kentucky to find a new wife and brought home Sarah Bush Johnston. Sarah was a kind woman with three children of her own.Slavery Abraham Lincoln was against slavery. In 1863, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation granted slaves in the south freedom. This did not apply to border states such as Kentucky or Missouri.FamilyAbraham Lincoln married Mary Todd in November, 1842. She gave birth to four kids, Robert, William, Thomas “Tad”, and Edward. Only Robert made it to adulthood.PresidencyAbraham Lincoln became the 16th president of the United States on March 4, 1861. During the presidential election against Stephen Douglas, Abe won 40 % of the votes. Civil warThe Civil War started just 4 months after Lincoln became president. The Civil War lasted a period of 4 years. The Civil War was a conflict between the Union and the Confederate states. The Confederates wanted to form their own country and separate from the United States. The Union wanted to prevent that from happening. From April of 1861 to May of 1865. Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address after the Battle of Gettysburg. DeathOn April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln went to Ford Theater to watch a play. That night, he was shot on the back of his head while holding his wife’s hand. The shooter was John Wilkes Booth, a supporter of the Confederates who was sour that the Union had won the war. Abraham LIncoln died the next morning.Abraham Lincoln will be remembered throughout history as the 16th president of the United States. He will be remembered for pulling out country through the Civil War. He’ll be remembered for his horrid death.