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My hero is Abraham Lincoln. He was born on February 12,1809 and died on April 15, 1865. He died from being shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth. When he was 51 he became president of the United States. He was the 16th president of the United States of America.He signed the document called the Emancipation Proclamation. This document said that slavery was wrong and that everyone should be free. Some people think he was one of the best presidents of the United States.He was so important to the United States that he is on the penny and the five dollar bill. The Lincoln Memorial is in Washington D.C. It was built to honor him. He is my hero because he stopped slavery by signing Emancipation Proclamation.