Abraham Lincoln Lincoln A Photo Biography Book by Russell Freedman Presentation by Shahen Hagen
Timeline At 7, he made a 100 mile ride on 2 horses. This is courageous because there might have not been good roads and he could have gotten robbed or hurt. At 23, he volunteered to participate in preventing the hostile Indian tribes from invading. He could have gotten killed or hurt but he still volunteered. At 37, he was in Congress. After three months, his wife and kids left for Kentucky without him. Instead of joining them, he decided to stay and face the rest of his first term alone At 37, he worked long, hard hours with his speech disorder. Now people call him one of the best speakers in U.S history. This is courageous because he knew he was going to have to deal with his disability frequently. At 9, he watched his mother, his aunt and his uncle die. This is courageous because he even buried them and stayed by them until they died.
Timeline 2 At 37, in his first year in Congress he spoke his mind even though he was new and did not know anyone. At 38, he voted and made speeches to stop the spread of slavery. That’s courageous because he knew that this might end in violence. At 54, as President, he announced the Emancipation Proclamation which freed many slaves. He knew a lot of people would hate this, but he did it for the good of the society. At 56, the Civil War finally ended. He kept fighting and wishing slaves were free. Now after all that they were free. It was courageous because he knew it would end in war and it did. At 56, a lot of Confederate people wanted to kill him, and he knew that, but he still went to plays and other events, but he paid for it. He died at a show.
Ambitious = orange <ul><li>He always wanted slavery to end, even when it seemed impossible. “His greatest mission was … to free his country from the great crime of slavery.” - Fredrick Douglass </li></ul><ul><li>He worked hard throughout the Civil War to keep the country together. He did this by trying to find a good general which, was hard because there were only few in the north. </li></ul>
Loyal = blue <ul><li>Lincoln went to check on soldiers on both sides of the Civil War. He did that because he cared about everyone in the U.S even if they did not like his ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>He always believed and stayed true to the Constitution and his country. “… I shall have the most solemn one (oath) to ‘preserve, protect and defend’ it” - Abraham Lincoln </li></ul>
Determined = red <ul><li>Abraham Lincoln had a speech disorder that made him stutter. He worked with a teacher to help him overcome his disorder. He finally overtook this and became one of the most famous speakers in history. </li></ul><ul><li>One reporter had complemented him on how determined he was. The reporter said, ”He is tall… has a commanding figure, bows pretty well, is not stiff, has a pleasant face, is amiable and determined.” </li></ul>
Abe’s Room If this was a banner in his room and it was a law in the world it would complete one of his big life goals. He always was happier when his family was with him. A very high ceiling because he us very very tall. He was exactly 6.4 This is very comfortable and it shows how he became president. It brings back his child hood and he was always fond of a cabin in the forest
Symbol <ul><li>I picked the flag as a symbol because even though he was just a backwoods boy and he was not really smart or skilled, he became President. He even held our country together throughout the whole Civil War when President. </li></ul><ul><li>The little people represent his belief that slavery should end because it is very unfair to all people. </li></ul>
The Oval Office Restaurant Starters The Abe Salad12$- Abe would love a salad with arugula, basil and 2 hard boiled eggs on top. The Presidential BLT Salad 11$- Abe would love this because he is obsessed with bacon. Main Courses Chicken Fricassee with Biscuits 24$- Fricassee is an old way to cook chicken but Abe loved it. He also liked having it with nice buttermilk biscuits. Chicago Dog 20$- The hot dog is topped with mustard, onion, sweet pickle relish, a dill pickle, tomato slices, pickled peppers and a Popeye seed bun.
The Oval Office Restaurant Desserts The Top Hat Cake10$- This is a fruit cake, one of Abe’s favorite desserts, shaped in a cool top hat. The Lincoln Apple Pie11$- It’s a pie shaped like Abe, and apple pie was his one of his favorite desserts. Drinks Hot Coffee 2$- It was very plain but Abraham loved a nice cup of coffee in the morning. Presidential Tea 3$- He was a very plain guy but he loved the amazing taste of tea.
Hail To The Chief I picked this song because it is perfect for Abe. It expresses him as President. It is a very noble and courageous song, which are two character traits for him. It also a nicely themed song, cool tempo and awesome melody. This song has a 1800s feel to it from my perspective. That is why I think this song is totally perfect for Abe.