From Washington to Obama, 10 American Presidents a podcast narrated by guest hosts.
The life and legacy of an American President. Each show is intercut with music and where possible archive news clips or dramatisations to set a feeling of place and time.
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Abraham Lincoln(February 12, 1809– April 15, 1865) was an American statesman andlawyerwho served as the16th President of the United Statesfrom March 1861 untilhis assassinationin April 1865. Lincoln led theUnited States through theAmerican Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved theUnion,abolished slavery, strengthened thefederal government, and modernised theeconomy.Born inHodgenville, Kentucky, Lincoln grew up on thewestern frontierinKentuckyandIndiana. Largely self-educated, he became a lawyer inIllinois, aWhig Partyleader, and was elected to theIllinois House of Representatives, in which he served for eight years.. . .
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