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5 surprising facts about Abraham Lincoln

(CNN)There’s little doubt that Abraham Lincoln was one of the most influential and important leaders ever elected to the White House. Lincoln’s 1858 Senate race against Douglas was dirty: Douglas even encouraged votes by providing liquor to those who supported him. It was a devastating loss for Lincoln — but when he sought the Republican presidential nomination two years later, he didn’t shy away from such maneuvers in his campaign. “Even our greatest president, our most honest president wasn’t above a little dirty politics,” said Paul Begala, a CNN contributor…

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Coincidence? The Similarities Between Kennedy and Lincoln Will Blow Your Mind

Two iconic presidents, both tragically assassinated. But the similarities don’t stop there. Just one hour before being shot, both presidents gave speeches saying they didn’t want to be shot. Both had vice presidents named Johnson and wives named Johnson and sons named Johnson and labradors named Johnson. John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln’s birth weight was exactly 35 pounds. Abraham Lincoln was assassinated while attending a play at Ford’s Theatre. The name of the play? The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy. Both were…

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