Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12,
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
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Lincoln was not formally schooled but
educated himself by reading several books.
Lincoln was known for his strength and
He also was a very good story teller! Mary Todd Lincoln
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
He often continued doing
some aspects of his law
practice for a large part of his life.
Question #1 Answer
What War did Lincoln
Question #2 Answer
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
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
Lincoln won re-election in 1864.
Lincoln was the first President to
He was shot at Ford’s Theatre by
John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865.
Lincoln died the next day.
John Wilkes Booth
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
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.
Question #3 Answer
Who killed Abraham
Question #4 Answer
What did the
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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
Finally, he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth
at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14,
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