Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War tells stories about the ideas and issues that have shaped the United States in the era of Abraham Lincoln’s presidential term and the Civil War. You can think of it not just as a series of history of America and its people, but a series of lessons.
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination 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. Lincoln has been consistently ranked both by scholars and the public as one of the three greatest U.S. presidents.
LEARN ENGLISH AS YOU READ AND LISTEN TO THE DESCRIPTIONS AND HISTORIES OF THE UNITED STATES. ADAPTATIONS ARE WRITTEN AT THE INTERMEDIATE AND UPPER-BEGINNER LEVEL AND ARE READ ONE-THIRD SLOWER THAN REGULAR ENGLISH.