Abraham Lincoln Biography

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Abraham Lincoln Biography

Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Kentucky to Thomas and Nancy Lincoln. Lincoln had less than a year of schooling. Books were scarce and so was paper. When he was 21 years old he moved to Illinois and spent a year laboring on a farm. In 1834, Abraham was elected to the Illinois legislature. He became very good at debating and public speaking. He was inaugurated president in March of 1861. Five weeks later the Civil War began. On April 14, 1865 President Lincoln and Mrs. Lincoln were attending a play at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. While there he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. Of all the presidents, Abraham Lincoln is the one in whom there is the greatest continuing interest. School children study him, historians debate his life and legacy, and people collect memorabilia about him.


1809 - Born in Kentucky1830 - Moved to Illinois1842 - Married Mary Todd1846 - Elected to Congress1860 - Nominated for President1861 - Inaugerated 16th President1865 - Assassinated

Issued the Emancipation Proclamation which sought to free slaves and end slavery.This is the place to tell about some of the great things your person accomplished.This is the place to tell about some of the great things your person accomplished.

Lasting Impact

Abraham Lincoln's face is on the five dollar bill. His birthday is a state holiday in 5 states and he has a memorial located in Washington D.C.






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