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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was President of the United States during the American Civil War in the 1860s.


Abraham Lincoln was once an American Whig congressman. In Quincy, Illinois in 1858, Lincoln spoke against slavery as a "moral, a social and a political wrong". He and the Republican Party wanted to prevent it institution from growing any larger and to eventually end it.

Abraham Lincoln was elected president in November 1860. Many Southerners in the United States saw him wanting to abolish slavery as hostile toward there way of life and economy. This ultimately caused South Carolina to succeed from the United States and the start of the Civil War in 1861. (PROSE: Blood and Hope)

Lincoln's emancipation proclamation outlawed slavery. (PROSE: Peacemaker)

In 1863, the Third Doctor gave President Lincoln a sketched map that he had made of the Confederate lines at Gettysburg. Lincoln gave the map to General Ulysses S. Grant, thus helping the Union Army to win the Battle of Gettysburg. (COMIC: Backtime)

On 19 November of that year, Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address. The First Doctor, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright and Vicki Pallister watched the speech on the Time-Space Visualiser. (TV: The Chase) Peri Brown once suggested that she, the Fifth Doctor and Erimem should go and see Lincoln delivering the same speech. (AUDIO: The Roof of the World)

The Third Doctor and Lincoln. (COMIC: Backtime)

The transtemporal adventuress Iris Wildthyme once shared breakfast with Lincoln on the White House lawn after saving the United States from "Martian invaders" for the third time. She told George Strangeways that she and Lincoln had had "such a laugh." (AUDIO: The Panda Invasion)

On 9 April 1865, the Fifth Doctor saved Lincoln from an assassination attempt in Richmond, Virginia. The would-be assassin was Aaron Eddowes. (PROSE: Blood and Hope)

Only a few days later, on 14 April 1865, the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn Smythe would become embroiled in a plot to prevent Lincoln from being assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre in Washington DC. (AUDIO: Assassin in the Limelight) Conversely, the Eighth Doctor would later tell his companion Charley Pollard that he once attempted to convince Lincoln not to go to the theatre. (AUDIO: Minuet in Hell)


By the 20th century, a waxwork replica of Lincoln was in Madame Tussauds when the Third Doctor and Liz Shaw visited the building to investigate the first Auton invasion of Earth. (TV: Spearhead from Space)

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