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Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States,  serving from 1861-1865. Extending his executive privilege at all costs to preserve the  integrity of the fragmented Union, Lincoln issued the noted Emancipation Proclamation  on New Year's Day, 1863. After being re- elected in 1864, Lincoln presided over the  conclusion of the Civil War, only to be assassinated days later by Confederate  sympathizer John Wilkes Booth.  Robert Livingston - Robert Livingston was a chief foreign minister during Jefferson's first  administration. Alongside James Monroe and Charles Pinckney, he brokered the  Louisiana Purchase for the United States together with Talleyrand and Napoleon  Bonaparte of France.  King Louis XIV - King Louis XIV, known as "the Sun King," reigned over France from 
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Unformatted text preview: 1643-1715. During his rule as absolute monarch, a series of costly European wars damaged France's economic prospects even as he lived in lavish court style in the newly erected palace at Versailles. King Louis XVI - King Louis XVI reigned over France from 1774-1792. He was the last in a long line of consecutive Bourbon monarchs, and was famously married to Marie- Antoinette. His rule was disrupted amidst the French Revolution which saw him deposed, imprisoned, and ultimately beheaded, stripped of his title as Citizen Capet. Dolly Madison - Dolly Madison was born of Quaker parents, and left her religion after being widowed to marry James Madison. She played hostess at the President's House during the administrations of both Jefferson and Madison....
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