Abraham Lincoln

Throughout his life, Abraham Lincoln wondered if he would leave his mark on history. Today, 200 years after his birth, people around the world still find inspiration in his story. Like no other American, his life is entwined with the history and culture of the nation. His rise from poverty to the presidency has inspired others to believe in the promise of opportunity. This unschooled politician from the western frontier has encouraged generations with his generous spirit and his willingness to give his life so that “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”