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  1. 1. A Brief History of Abrahan Lincoln<br />Lincoln once said, “The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.” <br />
  2. 2. Early Life<br />Abraham Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, Ky. <br />They moved a couple of times and lived in Ohio for awhile.<br />In 1818 his mother, Nancy died. His father, Thomas remarried just a year later. Abe and his sister quickly grew to love their stepmother, Sarah.<br />In all, his schooling did not add up to a year, but he made up for it by reading. By the time Abe was 14 he would often read at night by the light of the log fire. <br />
  3. 3. Before Lincoln’s Precidency<br />When Lincoln was 19 years old he traveled to New Orleans and saw slavery up close for the first time.<br />Lincoln held many jobs early in his life including a store owner and a surveyor.<br />He became interested in law and earned his law license in 1837.<br />In 1847 Lincoln went to Washington, D.C., as a representative from Illinois.<br />In 1858 he became the Senator for Illinois.<br />
  4. 4. Lincoln’s Presidency<br />On Nov. 6, 1860, Lincoln was elected 16th president of the United States.<br />Secession began on Dec. 20, 1860, when South Carolina withdrew from the Union.<br />In his inaugural address, delivered on March 4, 1861, Lincoln assured the South that he would respect its rights, that there was no need for war. <br />On April 12, 1861, the Civil War began when Confederate forces fired on U.S. troops at Fort Sumter.<br />Lincoln issued the final Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863.<br />In 1865 Lincoln urged Congress to approve the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which outlawed slavery in the United States. <br />On April 9, 1865, Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate army to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the Civil War was over.<br />Lincoln died on April 15, 1865, the morning after he was shot by john Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater.<br />
  5. 5. After the Presidency<br />A funeral train carried the president's body back home to Springfield, Ill., where he lies buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery.<br />The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., was dedicated to him in 1922. <br />
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  7. 7. Resources<br />Lincoln, Abraham. ( 2010). In Compton's by Britannica. Retrieved December  8,  2010, from Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition:<br />White House: Presidents. ( n.d.) . Retrieved from December 5, 2010.<br />Stevenson, Augusta. (1932) Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator. New York, New York.<br />