Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th President of the United States in 1860. Growing up in rural Indiana, Lincoln's formal education only totaled about 18 months. He was encouraged by his stepmother to read, and would walk miles to borrow a book. As President, Lincoln was one of only two Presidents to take literally the "Commander-in-Chief" title and lead troops into battle (George Washington was the other). He was well-known for his "tell it like it is" approach and management style of physically visiting with his troops.
Today we celebrate President Lincoln's leadership and legacy.
"Nearly all men can handle adversity, if you want to test a man's character, give him power." -Abraham Lincoln
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