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Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln was born near Hodgenville, Kentucky, on February 12, 1809 .

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln’s nickname “Honest Abe” came from his honesty and decency as a young man while running his store .

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He moved to Indiana in 1816 and lived there the rest of his youth. Lincoln himself stated that he had about one year of formal education. However, he was taught by many different individuals. He loved to read and learn from any books he could get his hands on.

CHILDHOOD AND EDUCATION

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Father : Thomas Lincoln - farmer and carpenter Mother : Nancy Hanks - died when Lincoln was nine . His stepmother, Sarah Bush Johnston, was very close to him . Siblings : Sarah Grigsby was the only sibling to live to maturity . Wife : Mary Todd - G rew up in relative wealth Children : Robert Todd - lawyer and diplomat ; William Wallace - the only president's child to die in the White House and Thomas Tad - died at 18.

FAMILY TIES

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Abraham Lincoln's wife, Mary Todd Lincoln , was from Lexington, Kentucky . She was one of the best- educated women of her era . H er support, encouragement, and vast political knowledge helped Lincoln become our nation's sixteenth president.

Mary Todd Lincoln

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Lincoln began his political career in 1832 at age 23 with an unsuccessful campaign for the Illinois General Assembly as a member of the Whig Party .

EARLY LIFE & CAREER

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On August 4 th , 1834, Abe was elected to the Illinois General Assembly.

In 1836 Lincoln was re- elected, He also received his license to start practicing law. In 1838 Lincoln becomes the Whig party floor leader.

Beginning of Political Career

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1860 Presidential election

On November 6, 1860, Lincoln was elected as the 16th President of the United States . He was the first Republican president, winning entirely on the strength of his support in the North .

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In 1860 Abraham Lincoln is nominated to presidency for the republican party. Lincoln up winning the presidential race . 1861 the Civil War begins . On August 6 th , 1861 Lincoln signs a law freeing slaves being used by the confederate army .

Start of a New Career

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1862 Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln met with his cabinet on July 22, 1862 for the first reading of a draft of the Eman c ipation Proclamation .

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1863 The Gettysburg Address

The cemetery was dedicated on November 19, 1863 . Lincoln spoke for approximately two minutes. Although he expressed disappointment in the speech initially, it has come to be regarded as one of the greatest speeches in U.S.history .

The cemetery was dedicated on November 19, 1863 . Lincoln spoke for approximately two minutes. Although he expressed disappointment in the speech initially, it has come to be regarded as one of the greatest speeches in U.S.history .

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1864 Presidential election

Lincoln won by more than 400,000 popular votes, partly as a result of the recent Union victory at the Battle of Atlanta and was the first president to be re-elected .

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Abraham Lincoln played a major role in the civil war, he appointed most of the commanders of the armies . Abraham also was the lead role in freeing slaves during this period .

Lincoln and the Union Leaders of the Civil War

Lincoln and His Role in the Civil War

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1864 re-elected as president . 1865 Civil war concludes . April 11 th , 1865 Lincoln makes final speech as president, the speech focused on problems of reconstruction .

Second-Term Success

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1865 ASSASSINATION

On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C . On April 15 th , 1865 President Lincoln Died at 7:22 in the morning.

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When Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C . on April 14, 1865, he was carrying two pairs of spectacles , a lens polisher, a pocketknife, a watch fob, a linen handkerchief and a brown leather wallet containing a five-dollar Confederate note and nine newspaper clippings.

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Reward poster following Lincoln’s assassination

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President Lincoln’s memory ha s been hon u ored in a variety of ways

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After Lincoln passed away, the Thirteenth Amendment to the constitution is passed on January 31 st , 1865 . Slavery was finally abolished .

Lincoln’s Goal Came true