Abraham Lincoln - Timeline

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Abraham Lincoln - Timeline

Abraham Lincoln

The life and achievements of our country's 16th President.

Time Line


- Met Mary Todd in 1839 and got engaged, however broke it off- The couple got back together and wed in 1842 - Together produced four sons- Personality-wise, the two were very different

- Lost in the election of Senator to Stephen A. Douglas- Lincoln's good reputation won him the Republican nomination for the Presidential Election in 1860 - Biggest platform for the election was slavery-Many states had seceded before his inauguration

- On April 14, 1865, Lincoln and his wife were seeing a show at Ford's Theatre in Washington- John Wilkes Booth, an actor, snuck into their box and shot Lincoln in the head- Booth claimed he wanted to help the South- Lincoln died later that night in the White House

- April 12, 1861, the Civil War began and even more states seceded- Lincoln became very involved, learning about war and visiting troops on site- After much back and forth between the Union and the Confederacy, the Union won the war officially on April 9th, 1865

- The Emancipation Proclimation was issued on January 1st, 1863- This document freed all slaves within the rebellious states- This captured the hearts of millions and tranformed the character of the war

- Born in Hardin County, Kentucky on February 12, 1806- Came from second families, parents were poor - Attended school for a few weeks with his sister Sarah





"If what I feel were equally distributed to the whole human family, there would not be one cheerful face on earth"-Abe Lincoln

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it."


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