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Interesting facts about Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President and the 1st Republican President of the United States. Read on!

  • Lincoln was the first president to sport a beard while serving in office.
  • Lincoln was the first president to be photographed at his inauguration.
  • Abraham Lincoln is the tallest president the United States has ever had.
    Abraham Lincoln Facts

    The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln in January, 1863 and slavery ended with the passage of the 13th amendment.

  • Lincoln was the first president to use the telegraph.
  • Abraham Lincoln was the first major political figure to suggest extending the right to vote to women.
  • Lincoln battled depression for much of his life.
  • Abraham Lincoln was granted a patent on a device that lifts boats over shoals.
  • Lincoln established Thanksgiving as a national holiday.
  • He led the Union into the Civil War to protect the nation and put an end to slavery.
  • Abraham Lincoln helped create a national banking system which resulted in a standardized currency.
  • Abraham Lincoln would keep notes and important papers in his pipe hat.
  • He got the nickname “Honest Abe” because he did actually say once that he could not tell a lie.
  • He was the first president to be assassinated.
  • He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth and was buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois.
  • There are no direct living descendants of Abraham Lincoln.

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