Although he was assassinated in 1865, his five years of presidency saw radical upheavals: he issued the 'Emancipation Proclamation' of 1863, legally freeing 3.5 million enslaved African-Americans, he ensured the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the US constitution in 1865, outlawing slavery, and he was President during the entirety of the American Civil War, leading the Union side to victory and ensuring that the US remained one nation.
The quote featured on this tea towel comes from his Gettysburg Address, given during the Civil War. It is now one of the best-known speeches in American history.
‘Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.’
Each tea towel is approximately 19" wide by 27.5" in height and is made of 100% USA ethically sourced cotton. Each towel is stitched on all four sides and includes a cotton loop for easy hanging.