Abraham Lincoln The 16th President of the United States
Historical Significance <ul><li>He is credited with holding the Union together and leading the North to victory in the Civ...
Childhood and Education <ul><li>Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky on February 12, 1809.  </li></ul><ul><li>He mo...
Childhood and Education <ul><li>Lincoln himself stated that he had about one year of formal education. However, he was tau...
Career Before the Presidency <ul><li>Lincoln was appointed as Postmaster of New Salem by Andrew Jackson   (1833-36).  </li...
Career Before the Presidency <ul><li>He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1836.  </li></ul><ul><li>Lincoln served...
Bid for the Presidency <ul><li>Lincoln was nominated for the presidency by the Republican Party with Hannibal Hamlin as hi...
Events and Accomplishments <ul><li>Eleven states seceded from the Union, and Lincoln firmly believed in the importance of ...
Events and Accomplishments <ul><li>In September 1862, Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.  </li></ul><ul><li>Thi...
Assassination <ul><li>On April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated while attending a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, ...
Citations <ul><li>Information: </li></ul><ul><li>Kelly, M. (n.d.). Abraham Lincoln - 16th President of the United States. ...
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  1. 1. Abraham Lincoln The 16th President of the United States
  2. 2. Historical Significance <ul><li>He is credited with holding the Union together and leading the North to victory in the Civil War. </li></ul><ul><li>Further, his actions and beliefs led to the emancipation of African-Americans from the bonds of slavery. </li></ul>Abraham Lincoln is considered by many scholars to have been the best President.
  3. 3. Childhood and Education <ul><li>Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky on February 12, 1809. </li></ul><ul><li>He moved to Indiana in 1816 and lived there the rest of his youth. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Childhood and Education <ul><li>Lincoln himself stated that he had about one year of formal education. However, he was taught by many different individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>He loved to read and learn from any books he could get his hands on. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Career Before the Presidency <ul><li>Lincoln was appointed as Postmaster of New Salem by Andrew Jackson (1833-36). </li></ul><ul><li>He was elected as a Whig to the Illinois legislature (1834-1842). </li></ul>
  6. 6. Career Before the Presidency <ul><li>He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1836. </li></ul><ul><li>Lincoln served as a US Representative (1847-49). </li></ul>
  7. 7. Bid for the Presidency <ul><li>Lincoln was nominated for the presidency by the Republican Party with Hannibal Hamlin as his running mate. </li></ul><ul><li>He ran on a platform denouncing disunion and calling for an end to slavery in the territories. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Events and Accomplishments <ul><li>Eleven states seceded from the Union, and Lincoln firmly believed in the importance of not only defeating the Confederation but eventually reuniting North and South. </li></ul>The main event of Lincoln's presidency was the Civil War that lasted from 1861-65.
  9. 9. Events and Accomplishments <ul><li>In September 1862, Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. </li></ul><ul><li>This freed the slaves in all Southern states. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Assassination <ul><li>On April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated while attending a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Actor John Wilkes Booth shot him in the back of the head before jumping onto the stage and escaping to Maryland. </li></ul><ul><li>Lincoln died on April 15th. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Citations <ul><li>Information: </li></ul><ul><li>Kelly, M. (n.d.). Abraham Lincoln - 16th President of the United States. In About.com: American History [Abraham Lincoln Biography]. Retrieved June 7, 2009, from http://americanhistory.about.com/od/abrahamlincoln/p/plincoln.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Images: </li></ul><ul><li>http://zunal.com/myaccount/uploads/civil_war(19).jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://images.encarta.msn.com/xrefmedia/sharemed/targets/images/pho/t028/T028318A.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/presidents-day/abraham-lincoln/photographs/lincoln3.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bedandbreakfastaccommodations.com/images/map_kentucky.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.abelincoln.com/images/orginals/1-31_lg.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/01/78201-004-3EDA77C3.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://history.sandiego.edu/gen/st/~clawson/secede.gif </li></ul>

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