Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
|Born||February 12, 1809|
Abraham Lincoln was a self-educated lawyer, politician and the 16th president of the United States who led the United States through its Civil War and political crisis. He preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.