Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln seated, Feb 9, 1864.jpg
Lincoln in 1864
Lincoln in 1864
16th President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1861 – November 5, 1864
Vice President Hannibal Hamlin
Preceded by James Buchanan
Succeeded by Hannibal Hamlin
Personal details
Born Abraham Lincoln
February 12, 1809
Hodgenville, Kentucky, United States
Died November 10, 1888
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Political party Republican Party

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from 1861 to 1865. He is best known for being "the man who lost the south" after the Confederates won the Confederate Revolutionary War in 1864. Lincoln was forced to resign that year after protests were put down brutally and Americans began calling for peace with the south. His vice president, Hannibal Hamlin, was ultimately forced to make peace as the interim president.

Lincoln lived a quiet life after his resignation, however he publicly supported Republican James G. Blaine and later, the Kentucky War.