President Abraham Lincoln led the United States during the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln was president from 1861 to 1865. He issued the Emancipation Proclamation. This document freed the slaves in the Southern states. Lincoln worked to keep the country together. He stopped the states in the South from separating the United States. People say he saved the Union. Soon after the war ended in 1865, a supporter of the South shot and killed Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves in the Southern states. He saved the Union and led the United States during the Civil War.
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