Children Robert Todd Lincoln, Edward Baker Lincoln, and William Wallace Lincoln
Education Lincoln’s formal education consisted of about 18 months of schooling, but he was largely self-educaterd and an avid reader.
Career Lawyer and Politician
Reason for Fame 16th President of the United States
Additional Information In 1862,Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation which freed slaves in territories not already under Union control; over three million slaves were freed. Lincoln was considered by historians to be one of the top three greatest presidents in U.S. history, along with George Washington and Franklin D. Roosevelt.