1800's Charcoal Portrait Of Abraham Lincoln By Brady 1864 Framed


1800's Charcoal Portrait Of Abraham Lincoln By Brady 1864 Framed nicely in a nice decorative vintage frame. Portrait is in good condition for its age. Measures 43" x 33" x 1". Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assasination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis In doing so, he preserved the Union abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy. Reared in a poor family on the western frontier, Lincoln was a self-educated lawyer in Illinois, a Whig Party Leader, state legislator during the 1830s, and a one-term member of the Congress during the 1840s. He promoted rapid modernization of the economy through banks, canals, railroads and tariffs to encourage the building of factories; he opposed the war with Mexico in 1846. After a series of highly publicized debates in 1858, during which Lincoln spoke out against the expansion of slavery, he lost the U.S. Senate race to his archrival, Democrat Stephan A. Douglas. Lincoln, a moderate from a swing state, secured the Republican Party presidential nomination in 1860. With very little support in the slave states, Lincoln swept the North and was elected president in 1860. His election prompted seven southern slave states to form the Confederacy  before he took the office. No compromise or reconciliation was found regarding slavery.

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