Abraham Lincoln by BreAnn Rumsch

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On April 26, Booth was captured and killed in Virginia. Others involved in the plot to kill the president surrendered. They were found guilty of murder. Some went to jail for life, and others were executed. The nation was shocked at the assassination of President Lincoln. Thousands mourned his death. , to Springfield. There, he was buried in the Oak Ridge Cemetery. Lincoln was a strong, compassionate leader. He led the country through the dark days of civil war. He worked to end slavery and preserve the United States.

Polk Democrat March 4, 1845 March 4, 1849 One George M. D. King James Buchanan Democrat March 4, 1857 March 4, 1861 One John C. Breckinridge Abraham Lincoln Republican March 4, 1861 April 15, 1865 Served One Term, Died During Second Term Hannibal Hamlin, Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson Democrat April 15, 1865 March 4, 1869 Completed Lincoln’s Second Term Ulysses S. Grant Republican March 4, 1869 March 4, 1877 Two Schuyler Colfax, Henry Wilson Rutherford B. Hayes Republican March 3, 1877 March 4, 1881 One William A.

Wheeler James A. Garfield Republican March 4, 1881 September 19, 1881 Died During First Term Chester Arthur Chester Arthur Republican September 20, 1881 March 4, 1885 Completed Garfield’s Term Office Vacant Grover Cleveland Democrat March 4, 1885 March 4, 1889 One Thomas A. Hendricks Benjamin Harrison Republican March 4, 1889 March 4, 1893 One Levi P. Morton Grover Cleveland Democrat March 4, 1893 March 4, 1897 One Adlai E. Stevenson William McKinley Republican March 4, 1897 September 14, 1901 Served One Term, Died During Second Term Garret A.

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