Abraham Lincoln - Cooperative Biography

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Abraham Lincoln - Cooperative Biography

In the North, the economies were sustained through industries, while the Southern states economies were sustained through agriculture. Because the Southern states most common crop was cotton, which required lots of labor(slaves), the abolition of slavery meant a loss in economic wages. The people in the southern states were not happy about the election of President Lincoln because of his political agenda(abolition of slavery) which would affect their economic well-being, which is when South Carolina issued the “Declaration of the Causes of Secession.” The issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 by Abraham Lincoln, proclaimed the freedom of slaves in ten states, freeing more than 3 million slaves. This freedom allowed the “freemen” the ability to join the paid services of the United States forces. Joining in the Civil War, the North was now fighting to create a new Union without slavery. By the end of the war, about 180,000 African Americans served in the Union Army and 18,000 served in the Navy. This movement did not abolish slavery, but it encourage the idea of change in the right direction.


1809 - Abraham Lincoln was born1831- Begins studying law1834- Elected to state legislature1860- Presedential nominee1861- Becomes 16th president1863-Emanipation Proclamation and Gettysburg AddressMarch, 1865- Second inaugurationApril, 1865- Assassinated in Ford's TheatreAbraham Lincoln Timeline- Link

Abraham Lincoln became the sixteenth president of the United States. Some other accomplishments include: helping to end the Civil War, the Morrill Land Grant Act which provided land for colleges, the Emancipation Proclamation which freed the slaves, the Homestead Act which allowed the ownership of land, the National Banking Act, and the Gettysburg Address.


"Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally." - Abraham Lincoln


The Library of Congress. (2014, March 24). Primary documents in american history. Retrieved from http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/EmanProc.htmlLincoln, A. (1953). "speech to one hundred fortieth indiana regiment" In R. P. Basler (Ed.), The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (Vol. 8). Retrieved from http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln78.html.

Abraham Lincoln


Gettysburg Address



"Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it."- Abraham Lincoln

“Now he belongs to the ages.” -Edward M. Stanton

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Please click the link below to view a map of significant places for Abraham Lincoln.MAP

Political Career


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