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A biography of Abraham Lincoln. The beginning and the close of Lincoln's life, coincident with the two great political upheavals of the nineteenth century. Jefferson's framing of the Constitution of the United States; his worst fears justified over the issue of slavery. What Lincoln was, and where he got that great word of wisdom for such a time into which he was born. Lincoln's education, his appearance, his early life. The situation in the United States when Lincoln reached the White House. The emergency that faced Lincoln at the opening of the Civil War; one of Lincoln's own stories. Lincoln's understanding of, and love for, the common people. Abraham Lincoln the man, his moral greatness, his intellectual greatness. Some of Lincoln's words from some famous addresses. Tests of moral courage of Lincoln; some anecdotes. The end of Lincoln's life.