Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln

Early Life:

Dedicated Public Servant

16th President

-Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, to the loving parents Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. -He was born in a log cabin inHodgenville, Kentucky but later moved to Knob Creek farm, then to Pigeon Creek in Indiana. -Abraham had 1 sister, Sarah Lincoln, and 1 brother Thomas Lincoln Jr. -Nancy died wehn Abraham was 19 years old, but his father married a widow Sarah Bush, who was very fond of Abe.-Even though he was well liked in school, his bookish nature cause his father a great deal of annoyance, because he thought Abraham was lazy.

-He volunteered to join the military in 1832, to fight the Indians in the Black Hawk War. He enlisted away from his home om New Salem, Illinois.-Later that year he ran for the state legislature, but lost. After running a second time, he was successful.-He became a lawyer and started a legal practice.-He fell in love with Ann Rutledge, but she soon died of Typhoid.-Lincoln had fell in love again, this time to Mary Todd. At frist she refused marriage with Lincoln, but with the help of some neighbors the couple was back together again. They married and had 4 children. -In 1842, Lincoln moved from state government to the US Congress.

Lincoln's assassination

Middle Life:

Late Life:

-Thoughout his politcal career he wanted slavery not to spread.-During the Republican National Convention of 1860, most of the delegates choose Lincoln as the presidential candidate.-During the election, Lincoln didn't win a single Southern state, but was able to win mostly all of the Northern states, and won the election.-He was the president during the Civil War.-As the 4 years of his office passed, the war was still not over. -George B. McClellan, one of Lincoln's former generals ran for office against him in the election of 1864. McClellan was favored to win, but Lincoln did.-On April 3rd, 1865 the Confederate capitol, Richmond, fell. 6 days later General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses Grant.-He was assassinated on April 15th, 1865, by John Wilkes Booth.

Emancipation ProclamationWritten by Lincoln

Gettysburg Adress- The speech Lincoln made after the battle of Gettysburg

Statue of Lincoln, located in the National Mall in Washington DC.

Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth during a play on April 15th, 1865.


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