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  • 1.  Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. Lincoln was the son of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln.  He lived in a log cabin in Kentucky until the age of 7. He moved to Indiana and stayed there until the age of 21.  Lincoln then moved to the state of Illinois Thomas Lincoln where he practiced law.  In 1842 he married Mary Todd and they had 4 sons. Additional Information ** Lincoln was not formally schooled but educated himself by reading several books.  Lincoln was known for his strength and wood-splitting. He also was a very good story teller! Mary Todd Lincoln
  • 2.  In 1828 Lincoln and a friend took a boat down the Mississippi River to New Orleans where he first experienced the world outside of where he had lived.  He also saw slaves for the first time on this trip.  In 1832 he served in the Black Hawk War.  In 1837 he had a law practice. He served in the Illinois state legislature as a member of the Whig Party. He won an election to Congress in 1846. He often continued doing some aspects of his law practice for a large part of his life.
  • 3. Question #1 Answer What War did Lincoln serve in? Question #2 Answer Where was Lincoln born?
  • 4.  March 4, 1861 Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the United States 16th President. During this time period the lower South of the United States seceded to from the Confederate States of America. President Lincoln was President during the Civil War (1861-1865).  He wrote the Gettysburg Address and gave the speech on November 19, 1863 in which he turned the site of the Battle of Gettysburg into a national war cemetery.  Lincoln won re-election in 1864.  Lincoln was the first President to be assassinated. He was shot at Ford’s Theatre by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865.  Lincoln died the next day. John Wilkes Booth
  • 5. Lincoln issued the historic Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."  Wrote and spoke the Gettysburg Address ,which still remains one of the most important speeches and documents in history. ( considered a turning point of the civil war) The Lincoln Memorial was built in Washington, D.C. to remember this great president.  Most known for his eloquent writing and poetry that can still be read today.
  • 6. Question #3 Answer Who killed Abraham Lincoln? Question #4 Answer What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
  • 7. Back to Questions Back to 1,2 QuestionsSlide 12 3,4  Lincoln was born in Kentucky. He lived in Indiana and then moved to Illinois.  Lincoln educated himself through reading books. He served in the Black Hawk War. He practiced law. He served in the Illinois State legislature. Lincoln became the 16th President of the United States in 1861.  wrote and spoke the Gettysburg Address. He issued the Emancipation Proclamation, that on paper freed slaves. Lincoln was married to Mary Todd and had 4 children. Finally, he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865.
  • 8. McNamara, R. (n.d.). Timeline: early life of abraham lincoln . Retrieved 9:25, September 5, 2010, from http://history1800s.about.com/od/abrahamlincoln/tp/lincolntimeline01 Stritof, . (n.d.). Mary and abraham lincoln's children. Retrieved 9:30, September 5, 2010, from http://marriage.about.com/od/presidentialmarriages/a/abelincoln_4.htm Lincoln inaugurated. (2010). The History Channel website. Retrieved 9:34, September 5, 2010, from http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln- inaugurated novelguide.com, Initials. (n.d.). Gettysburg address. Retrieved 9:38, September 5, 2010, from http://www.novelguide.com/a/discover/ahlt_0001_0001_0/ahlt_0001_0001_0_001 00.html
  • 9. Black Hawks War