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Abraham Lincoln

  • Lincoln born

    Lincoln born
    Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky.
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    Abraham Lincoln

  • Lincoln moves to Indiana

    The Lincolns leave Kentucky and move to Indiana.
  • Lincoln's Mother Dies of Milk Sickness

    Milk Sickness InformationWhat is milk sickeness?
  • Lincoln's Father Remarries

    Lincoln's Father Remarries
    Sarah Bush JohnstonAfter Lincoln's mother died, his father (Thomas) remarried Sarah Bush Johnston.
  • Lincoln the Riverman

    In 1827, Abraham Lincoln got a job ferrying passengers across the Ohio River near Anderson Creek, Indiana.
  • Lincoln sees slavery

    In 1828, Lincoln got a job floating supplies down the Mississippi River on a flatboat. He sailed all the way down to New Orleans. It was during this summer that he saw slaves working in fields and sold at auctions. What he saw had a profound impact on Lincoln's future.
  • Black Hawk War Service

    Lincoln served as a captain in the Black Hawk War. He later wrote that the only thing he fought was mosquitos.
  • Illinois State Legislature

    Illinois State Legislature
    Lincoln won election into the Illinois State Legislature
  • First photograph of Lincoln

    First photograph of Lincoln
    This is the first photograph ever taken of Abraham Lincoln. It was taken some time in the 1840s. During this decade, Lincoln married, worked as a lawyer, got into politics, and was elected to the House of Representatives.
  • Lincoln Marries Mary Todd Lincoln

  • US House of Representatives

    Lincoln went to Washington, D.C. in 1846 as a member of the House of Representatives from the state of Illinois.
  • Lincoln the Inventer

    Lincoln's Patent Did you know Lincoln filed for a patent? Click on the link to learn more.
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    Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    The Lincoln-Douglas DebatesLincoln gained national attention for his stance on popular sovereignty during these debates.
  • Elected President

    Elected President
  • Lincoln grows a beard

  • Emancipation Proclamation

  • Gettysburg Address

  • Lincoln is assassinated

    Lincoln is assassinated