Former President Abraham Lincoln was born on this day 200 years ago. The 16th president of the United States guided this country through the most devastating experience in its national history-- the Civil War. Lincoln's achievements, saving the Union and freeing the slaves, assured his continued fame in being considered to have been the greatest American president.
"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts."