1st period Mrs. Dycus
Abraham Lincoln was born in 1811 in
Illinois and lived in a log cabin with a
dirt floor until he was 14.
Important Family Events
Abraham Lincoln became a father to Tad Lincoln in
Abraham Lincoln’s mother died in 1823.
His father, whom he was very close to, died in 1833.
• Abraham was schooled through the 6th grade. This
was normal for the time period.
• He attended a small college in Illinois for 3 years
and studied to become a lawyer.
• After he passed the bar, Lincoln decided that law
was not for him, he went on to become involved
in United States politics.
CAREERS and OCCUPATIONS
− After assisting people with law for 8 years, Lincoln
decided that his gifts of working with people would
be better served in the political arena.
-The country was in eruption over states rights and
slavery, and Lincoln was thrown right into the
middle of it (and soon The Civil War), when he was
President Abraham Lincoln was shot by James Wilkes
Boothe in 1867, while he was watching a play. He was
sitting next to his wife, when Boothe, pretending to be
part of the play, raised his gun and shot Lincoln in the
chest. Lincoln was rushed out of the theater and
pronounced dead. Lincoln became the first president
to be assassinated in the United States. John F.
Kennedy would be assassinated nearly 100 years
• National Government
− Name the current United States Senators and
• State Government
− Name the current governor.
− Describe the state’s legislature.
Abraham Lincoln was known as “honest Abe.”
People claimed that he was one of the most
upstanding people they had ever met.
THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL
• The Lincoln Memorial was erected in order to
show tribute to all that Abraham Lincoln had done
for the U.S.A. Made out of marble, the monument
is a favorite spot for tourists of Washington D.C. to
Lewis, James. The Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln.
Harcourt Publishing, New York. 1987.
Encyclopedia Brittanica. Abraham Lincoln. Brittannia
Publishing, Boston. 1993.