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Abraham Lincoln
President of the United StatesPresidencyFirst term1860 campaignElection1st inaugurationAddressAmerican Civil WarThe UnionEmancipation Proclamation Ten percent plan Gettysburg Address 13th AmendmentSecond term1864 campaignElection2nd inaugurationAddressReconstructionAssassination and legacyAssassination FuneralLegacy Memorials Depictions Views on slaveryTopical guide Bibliographyv t e Abraham Lincoln
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(February 12, 1809 
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Vice President Of The United States
The Vice President of the United States
United States
(informally referred to as VPOTUS, or Veep) is a constitutional officer in the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States
United States
as the President of the Senate under
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Captain (US Army)
Captain
Captain
and chief officer are overlapping terms, formal or informal, for the commander of a military unit, the commander of a ship, airplane, spacecraft, or other vessel, or the commander of a port, fire department or police department, election precinct, etc. Captain is a military rank in armies, navies, coast guards, etc., typically at the level of an officer commanding a company of infantry, a ship, or a battery of artillery, or similar distinct unit. Chief officer may be used interchangeably with captain in some situations, as when a Captain-ranked Navy officer is serving as the commander of a ship. The terms also may be used as an informal or honorary title for persons in similar commanding roles. In mining (esp. Cornish), it is an honorific given the superintendent or manager of a mine. The term "captain" derives from katepánō (Greek: κατεπάνω, lit
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Private (United States)
A private is a soldier of the lowest military rank (equivalent to NATO Rank Grades OR-1 to OR-3 depending on the force served in). In modern military parlance, "private" is shortened to "Pte" in the United Kingdom and other (Commonwealth of Nations) countries and to "Pvt." in the United States.Contents1 Etymology 2 Asia2.1 Israel 2.2 Korea 2.3 Singapore 2.4 Indonesia3 Commonwealth3.1 Australia 3.2 Canada 3.3 India and Pakistan 3.4 United Kingdom4 Europe and Latin America4.1 Austria 4.2 Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Spain 4.3 Belgium 4.4 Brazil and Portugal 4.5 Finland 4.6 France 4.7 Germany 4.8 Hungary 4.9 Ireland 4.10 Italy 4.11 Netherlands 4.12 Sweden 4.13 Switzerland 4.14 Turkey5 United States5.1 United States Army 5.2 United States Marine Corps6 See also 7 References 8 External linksEtymology[edit] The term derives from the medieval term "private soldiers" (a term still used in
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United States House Of Representatives
Majority (238)     Republican (238)Minority (193)     Democratic (193)Vacant (4)     Vacant (4)Length of termTwo yearsElectionsVoting systemFirst-past-the-post in most states; nonpartisan blanket primary with a majoritarian second round in 3 statesLast electionNovember 8, 2016Next electionNovember 6, 2018Redistricting State legislatures or redistricting commissions, varies by stateMeeting placeHouse of Representatives chamber United States
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Thomas L. Harris
Thomas Langrell Harris (October 29, 1816 – November 24, 1858) was a soldier in the United States Army and U.S. Representative from Illinois. Harris was decorated for bravery at the Battle of Cerro Gordo during the Mexican-American War, and served in Congress as a Democrat.Contents1 Early life1.1 Early career2 Military service 3 Later Political Career 4 Death 5 See also 6 ReferencesEarly life[edit] Born in Norwich, Connecticut, Harris pursued classical studies and was graduated from Washington (now Trinity) College, Hartford, Connecticut, in 1841 where he studied law. Early career[edit] He was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Petersburg, Illinois. He was made School commissioner for Menard County in 1845. Military service[edit] During the Mexican-American War, he raised and commanded a company and joined the Fourth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Harris was subsequently elected major of the regiment
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John Henry (representative)
John Henry (November 1, 1800 – April 28, 1882) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois. Born near Stanford, Kentucky, Henry attended the public schools. He served as a private in Captain Arnett's company of Illinois volunteers in the Black Hawk War. He served as member of the State House of Representatives 1832-1840. He was prominently associated with the first railway being constructed in Illinois in 1838. He served as member of the State senate from 1840-1847. Following this, he served as the superintendent for the Illinois state insane asylum located in Jacksonville, Illinois. Henry was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward D. Baker and served from February 5, 1847, to March 3, 1847. He was succeeded as Congressman by Abraham Lincoln. He was not a candidate for the Thirtieth Congress. Superintendent of the State insane asylum at Jacksonville, Illinois from 1850 to 1855
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Illinois House Of Representatives
Majority    Democratic (67)Minority    Republican (51)Length of term2 yearsAuthority Article IV, Illinois
Illinois
ConstitutionSalary $67,836/year + per diemElectionsLast electionNovember 8, 2016 (118 seats)Next electionNovember 6, 2018 (118 seats)Redistricting Legislative ControlMeeting placeHouse of Representatives Chamber Illinois
Illinois
State Capitol Springfield, IllinoisWebsite Illinois
Illinois
House of RepresentativesThe Illinois
Illinois
House of Representatives is the lower house of the Illinois
Illinois
General Assembly, the bicameral legislature of the U.S. state of Illinois. The body was created by the first Illinois
Illinois
Constitution adopted in 1818
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Illinois' 7th Congressional District
The 7th Congressional District of Illinois covers parts of Cook County, as of the 2011 redistricting that followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Bellwood, Chicago, Forest Park, Oak Park, Maywood, and Westchester are included. Democrat Danny K
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Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia
District of Columbia
and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.[4] Founded after the American Revolution
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Whig Party (United States)
The Whig Party was a political party active in the middle of the 19th century in the United States. Four United States
United States
Presidents belonged to the party while in office.[5] It emerged in the 1830s as the leading opponent of Jacksonians, pulling together former members of the National Republican (one of the successors of the Democratic-Republican Party) and the Anti-Masonic Party. It had links to the upscale traditions of the Federalist Party. Along with the rival Democratic Party, it was central to the Second Party System
Second Party System
from the early 1840s to the mid-1860s.[6] It originally formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
(in office 1829–1837) and his Democratic Party
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Oak Ridge Cemetery
95000986 [1]Added to NRHP August 4, 1995Oak Ridge Cemetery is a cemetery located in Springfield, Illinois, in the United States. The Lincoln Tomb, which serves as the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, his wife and all but one of his children, is located at Oak Ridge. A number of other prominent politicians and persons from Illinois are also buried at the cemetery. As a result of Lincoln's Tomb, Oak Ridge is the second-most visited cemetery in the United States, after Arlington National Cemetery.[2] Oak Ridge is the 3rd and now only public cemetery in Springfield, the other two cemeteries were the City Cemetery and Hutchinson.[3] Oak Ridge was designed by William Saunders as part of the Rural Cemetery Landscape Lawn Style.[3] The location of the cemetery was carefully selected because of the topography, which included rolling hills which was key in the Rural Cemetery Landscape Lawn Style. The many oak trees in the cemetery is how Oak Ridge got its name
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President Of The United States
House of RepresentativesSpeaker Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
(R)Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R)Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi
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Hodgenville, Kentucky
270 & 364 (270 Exchange: 358)FIPS code 21-37396GNIS feature ID 0494334Website Hodgenville Official WebsiteHodgenville is a home rule-class city[2] in LaRue County, Kentucky, United States. It is the seat of its county.[3] Hodgenville sits along the North Fork of the Nolin River. The population was 3,206 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Elizabethtown metropolitan area.Contents1 History 2 Geography2.1 Climate3 Demographics 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit]Hodgenville, 1904An English-born Virginian, Robert Hodgen purchased 10,000 acres of land in the vicinity. In 1789, after the American Revolutionary War, when settlers started moving west into Kentucky, he built a mill at the site. After his death, the community that developed around it was called Hodgenville upon the petition of his widow and children
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Black Hawk War
The Black Hawk War
Black Hawk War
was a brief conflict between the United States
United States
and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of Sauks, Meskwakis, and Kickapoos, known as the "British Band", crossed the Mississippi River, into the U.S. state of Illinois, from Iowa
Iowa
Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but he was apparently hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been ceded to the United States
United States
in the disputed 1804 Treaty of St. Louis. U.S. officials, convinced that the British Band
British Band
was hostile, mobilized a frontier militia and opened fire on a delegation from the Native Americans on May 14, 1832. Black Hawk responded by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run
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Illinois
Illinois
Illinois
(/ˌɪlɪˈnɔɪ/ ( listen) IL-ih-NOY) is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is the 6th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.[7] With Chicago
Chicago
in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois
Illinois
has a diverse economic base and is a major transportation hub. The Port of Chicago connects the state to other global ports from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the Great Lakes to the Mississippi
Mississippi
River, via the Illinois Waterway
Illinois Waterway
on the Illinois
Illinois
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