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23 Facts about Abraham Lincoln

lincoln_1Abraham Lincoln had no middle name and actually hated being called Abe. Tweet This


lincoln_2Lincoln was the first U.S. president to have a beard. Tweet This



lincoln_3Abraham Lincoln is the only President to hold a patent. By the way, it was related to river navigation. Tweet This



lincoln_4He ran two times for the U.S. Senate and lost both. Tweet This


lincoln_5Lincoln set up the Department of Agriculture. Tweet This


lincoln_6Abraham Lincoln established a standardised currency and the national banking system. Tweet This


lincoln_7The first president to use the telegraph, Lincoln exchanged daily messages with his generals. Tweet This


lincoln_8Lincoln introduced the nation’s first income tax. Tweet This


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lincoln_9Abraham Lincoln endorsed legislation, which in fact created the U.S. Secret Service only few hours before his assassination. Tweet This


lincoln_10He also made Thanksgiving a national holiday. Tweet This


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lincoln_11Lincoln never actually used what is known today as Lincoln Bedroom in White House. Tweet This



lincoln_12Abraham Lincoln was the first President of the United States to be assassinated. Tweet This


lincoln_13Booth’s original plan was not to kill the President but to kidnap him. Tweet This


lincoln_14During the Civil War, Lincoln severely violated civil liberties throughout the Union. He simply ignored court rulings which stated that he had exceeded his constitutional powers. Tweet This


lincoln_15Until 1865, many newspapers were shut down and some 13,000 citizens were sent to prison. Tweet This


16Several massacres of Indians also took place during Lincoln’s term of office. Tweet This


lincoln_17In 1862, Abraham Lincoln personally endorsed the largest mass hanging in United States history which led to the hanging of 38 Dakota Indian men in Minnesota. Tweet This


lincoln_18The Sand Creek Massacre in Colorado in 1864 resulted in the death and mutilation of hundreds of Cheyenne and Arapaho men, women and children. Tweet This


lincoln_19Edwin Booth, brother of Lincoln’s assassin, saved the life of president’s son in a train-related accident. Tweet This


lincoln_20Lincoln was a great wrestler: out of 300 matches he only lost one. Tweet This


lincoln_21In 1876, thieves tried to steal Lincoln’s corpse, intending to ask a ransom. Tweet This


lincoln_22Abraham Lincoln was in fact obsessed with cats. Tweet This


lincoln_23Lincoln read the Bible but never belonged to any church. Tweet This

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