Lincoln Memorial

Washington, D.C. / US East

The Lincoln memorial is a monument honoring the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

Soon after Lincoln became president, seven southern states seceded in response to the president's condemnation of slavery.

One year later, four more states seceded and in April 1861 the Civil War started. During the war, Congress approved the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in the United States. The Civil War ended in April 1865 with the surrender of General Robert E. Lee. Six days later, Abraham Lincoln was shot by an assassin in Ford's Theatre.

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