Abraham Lincoln

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  • Abraham Lincoln Was Born

    Abraham Lincoln Was Born
    Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky in a one-room cabin. While growing up, he would go to school on and off and his entire schooling amounted to no more than one year's attendance. Still, he somehow managed to learn how to read and write. Photo Credit:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tom1231/328753508/
  • Lincoln Recieved License to Practice Law

    Lincoln Recieved License to Practice Law
    After passing the bar examination, Lincoln moved to Springfield, Illinois where he became a junior partner at a law firm and eventually started his own successful firm. Photo Credit:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/4ever30something/1278318874/
  • Lincoln Married Mary Todd

    Lincoln Married Mary Todd
    Lincoln and Mary had four boys, only one of whom lived to adulthood. Their son’s deaths deeply affected Abraham and Mary. Mary never fully recovered from the death of her sons and her husband and was eventually committed to a mental health asylum in 1875. Photo Credit:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nostri-imago/3085506685/
  • Elected President of the United States

    Elected President of the United States
    Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th U.S. President and the first Republican. He received 180 of 303 possible electoral votes and 40 percent of the popular vote. Photo Credit:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nostri-imago/2871188165/
  • Issued Emancipation Proclamation

    Issued Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation declared slaves free within the Confederacy. The proclamation led the way for the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. Lincoln played a large part in helping pass the Thirteenth Amendment to permanently abolish slavery throughout the U.S. Congress passed the Amendment in 1865. Photo Credit:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abardwell/338612138/
  • Delivers Gettsburg Address

    Delivers Gettsburg Address
    The Gettysburg Address is known as the greatest speech in American history. It was delivered at the dedication of the Soldier’s National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, after the Union armies defeated the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg. Lincoln described the Civil War as a “new birth of freedom” and ensured that "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Photo Credit:
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  • Lincoln is Re-elected President

    Lincoln is Re-elected President
    Lincoln defeated Democrat George B. McClellan, receiving 212 of 233 electoral votes and 55 percent of the popular vote. Lincoln’s famous second inaugural address speech (Mar. 4, 1865) is now inscribed on one wall of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C.: "With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds..." Photo Credit:
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  • Lincoln is Assassinated

    Lincoln is Assassinated
    While attending the play "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater with his wife, Lincoln was shot in the head by John Wilkes. Doctors attended to the president in the theater, then moved him to a house across the street. He never regained consciousness and died the next day. Photo Credit:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/3644115218/