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Week 7


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Week 7

  1. 1. Week 7<br />AMERICAN HISTORY CLASS<br />
  2. 2. Abraham Lincoln was called a “log cabin president” since he was born and raised in a log cabin by poor parents in Illinois. <br />
  3. 3. Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Kentucky to Thomas and Nancy Lincoln. <br />
  4. 4. The family moved to Indiana and 8 year old Abe helped his father build another log house. A year later his mother died and the house was very empty. His father remarried and in addition to his sister Sarah, who was 3 years older, there were now 3 more children in the family.<br />
  5. 5. Lincoln had less than a year of schooling. Books were scarce and so was paper. He worked his arithmetic problems on a board and cleaned the board with a knife so he could use it again.<br />
  6. 6. The family owned a Bible and he spent many hours reading it. He would copy parts of it in order to memorize it. Sometimes he would walk for miles to borrow a book. One of his favorite books was "The Life of George Washington".<br />
  7. 7. By the time he was 17, he knew he wanted to be a lawyer. He would walk 17 miles to the county courthouse in order to watch the lawyers work.<br />
  8. 8. He sat in the back of the courtroom and watched them as they shook their fists and became red in the face. Then he would go home and think about what he had seen.<br />
  9. 9. Every time he got a new job he would try to work on a skill which would help him when he became a lawyer. <br />
  10. 10. When he was a shopkeeper he tried to be honest and fair.. <br />
  11. 11. Once he  shortchanged  a woman by 6 cents, and he followed her home so he could give the money back to her.<br />
  12. 12. He grew to be 6’4” tall and was considered to be very honest, wise and funny. He often read the Bible<br />
  13. 13. He married Mary Todd, & they had 3 sons.<br />
  14. 14. Lincoln became a congressman, and then in 1860, he was nominated to be the Republican candidate for president. Lincoln won the election and the Southern States seceded shortly thereafter.Lincoln was the 16th President<br />
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  16. 16. During the War Between the States, in 1863, Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address on the Gettysburg Battlefield.<br />
  17. 17. He quoted from the Bible," A house divided against itself cannot stand." He was able to realize both of his goals. <br />
  18. 18. In 1863 he issued the Emancipation  Proclamation freeing the slaves in the Southern states, and the country was able to remain a united nation. Eventually all the slaves in the United States became free. <br />
  19. 19. He also issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, which said the slaves were now free. In spite of this many slaves were not released.<br />
  20. 20. Lincoln was reelected in 1864 and said he wanted to be kind to the South after the war.<br />
  21. 21. On April 14, 1864, Lincoln was shot and killed by John Wilkes Booth, and actor from the South at Ford’s Theatre.<br />