Abraham Lincoln is important because he was the 16th President of the United States. He was a self-educated man and a successful lawyer who married Mary Todd in 1842 and they had four sons.
Lincoln was one of the most important presidents because he led the country through a Civil War that killed more than 600,000 people (both soldiers and civilians). He also freed all slaves in the United States with his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.
Lincoln’s presidency lasted for four years and he played an important role in ending slavery by signing the Emancipation Proclamation and passing the 13th Amendment to end slavery once and for all. He also helped preserve the Union during one of its most difficult times by leading America through a civil war with his military strategy known as “The Anaconda Plan” which allowed him to capture many Southern cities such as Richmond, Virginia which led to surrender by General Robert E Lee on April 9th 1865 after General Grant captured Richmond’s port at Petersburg Virginia which caused Lee’s troops to run out of supplies needed for them to fight further against Union forces. Lincoln’s birthday is celebrated as a national holiday each year on February 12.