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Unformatted text preview: elected to Congress as Whig on August 3, 1847. On November 6 1860 he was elected to president. On November 8 1864 he was reelected. Claim to fame: Abraham was famous because he was president, because he was assassinated, and because he tried to prohibit slavery. Impact on life today: He had an impact on life today because there no longer is slavery. Impact on people around him: Abe had an impact on people around him because he was president for eight years straight. I think Abraham Lincoln is worth recalling in history because he fought to stop slavery....
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