Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. any information about him can be obtained at this URL: http://www.alincoln-library.com/Apps/default.asp. Borned on the Feb 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky. and shot dead on the April 14, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth at Fords Theater and passed away on the next day at 7.22 AM.
"In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you.... You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it."
"that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain--that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." "I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal."