Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th U.S. president at a time when the country was divided over slavery. As president, Abraham fought to keep slavery from growing throughout the country, while keeping the states united. He became one of the most influential presidents in American history. Icons is a biography series that profiles and celebrates significant icons in American history. Each book explores the life of a well-known history maker and provides an overview of the person's achievements. This is an AV2 media enhanced book. A unique code printed on page 2 unlocks multimedia content. This book comes alive with video, audio, weblinks, slide shows, activities, hands-on experiments, and much more. Book jacket.