VOA Learning English: America's Presidents - Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th president of the United States. He helped found the Republican Party, served in the Illinois state legislature, represented Illinois in the House of Representatives, and then was president from 1861 to 1865, during the American Civil War. Just five days after most of the Confederate forces had surrendered and the war was ending, he was assassinated. Lincoln has been remembered as the "Great Emancipator" because he signed the "Emancipation Proclamation" which freed the slaves.
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USCIS 100:22. We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?USCIS 100:30. If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?USCIS 100:32. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?USCIS 100:33. Who signs bills to become laws?USCIS 100:45. What are the two major political parties in the United States?*USCIS 100:60. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?USCIS 100:73. Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.USCIS 100:74. Name one problem that led to the Civil WarUSCIS 100:75. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?*USCIS 100:76. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?