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President Abraham Lincoln poses for a photo, seated and holding his spectacles and a pencil, on Feb. 5, 1865. Lincoln's actions shed interesting light on making social changes.
President Abraham Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation, Jan. 1, 1863, in Washington. (AP Photo)
This undated illustration depicts President Abraham Lincoln making his Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery on the battlefield at Gettysburg, Pa., Nov. 19, 1863. The cemetery commemorates soldiers who died in the American Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in July. (AP Photo)
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