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Abraham Lincoln

  • He was born

    He was born
    He lived in a log cabin in Hardin (now Larue) County, Kentucky
  • Nacny Lincoln

    Nacny Lincoln
    Lincoln's mother died in 1818, and the following year his father married a Kentucky widow, Sarah Bush Johnston. She "proved a good and kind mother." In later years Lincoln could fondly and poetically recall memories of his "childhood home." In 1828 he was able to make a flatboat trip to New Orleans. His sister died in childbirth the same year. http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln49.html
  • Quotes

    “I am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down...”
    “The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.”
    “Things may come to those who wait...but only the things left by those who hustle.”
    “If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.” http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/abraham_lincoln.html
    “The ballot is stronger than the bullet.”
  • Illinois

    In 1830 the Lincolns left Indiana for Illinois. Abraham made a second flatboat trip to New Orleans, and in 1831 he left home for New Salem, in Sangamon County near Springfield. The separation may have been made easier by Lincoln's estrangement from his father, of whom he spoke little in his mature life. In New Salem, Lincoln tried various occupations
    and served briefly in the Black Hawk War (1832). http://sc94.ameslab.gov/TOUR/alincoln.html
  • Military Service

    Apr. 7. Lincoln is elected a captain in the 31st Regiment, Illinois Militia.
    Apr. 21. New Salem neighborhood volunteers for the Black Hawk War form a company and elect Lincoln captain.
    May 27. Captain Lincoln's company is mustered out of service at Fort Johnson, Ottawa. He then enlists in Capt. Elijah Iles' regiment for twenty days.
    June 16. Lincoln re-enlists in Capt. Jacob M. Early's independent spy company at Fort Wilbourn. http://sc94.ameslab.gov/TOUR/alincoln.html
  • Lawyer and U.S. Representative

    Encouraged by Whig legislator John Todd Stuart, Lincoln became a lawyer in 1836, and in 1837 he moved to Springfield, where he became Stuart's law partner. Lincoln courted Mary Todd, a Kentuckian of much more genteel origins than he. After a brief postponement of their engagement, which plummeted Lincoln into a deep spell of melancholy, they were married on Nov. 4, 1842. They had four sons: Robert Todd (1843-1926), Edward Baker (1846-50), William Wallace (1850-62), and Thomas "Tad" (1853-71).
  • He got married.

    He got married.
    Lincoln got married to a woman named Mary Todd. Who now became Mary Lincoln. http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln49.html
  • Illinois Legislator

    Lincoln ran unsuccessfully for the Illinois legislature in 1832. Two years later he was elected to the lower house for the first of four successive terms (until 1841) as a Whig. His membership in the Whig Party was natural. Lincoln's father was a Whig, and the party's ambitious program of national economic development was the perfect solution to the problems Lincoln had seen in his rural, hardscrabble Indiana past. His first platform announced that "Time and experience verified.
  • Election to the Presidency

    In February 1860, Lincoln made his first major political appearance in the Northeast when he addressed a rally at the Cooper Union in New York. He was now sufficiently well known to be a presidential candidate. At the Republican national convention in Chicago in May, William H. Seward was the leading candidate. Seward, however, had qualities that made him undesirable in the critical states the Republicans had lost in 1856: Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, and New Jersey. As a result Lincoln won.
  • 16th President.

    He was the 16th President of the United States.. And was the first President to be assasinated.
  • Slavery

    President Lincoln issues the final Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves in territories held by Confederates and emphasizes the enlisting of black soldiers in the Union Army. The war to preserve the Union now becomes a revolutionary struggle for the abolition of slavery.
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War
    Politics vied with war as Lincoln's major preoccupation in the presidency. The war required the deployment of huge numbers of men and quantities of materiel; for administrative assistance, therefore, Lincoln turned to the only large organization available for his use, the Republican party. With some rare but important exceptions, Republicans received the bulk of the civilian appointments from the cabinet to the local post offices. Then the military was didved into democrats and republicans.
  • His Death

    His Death
    Lincoln, one week before his death, had a dream of someone crying in the White House, when he found the room; he looked in and asked who had passed away. The man in the room said the President. When he looked in the coffin it was his own face he saw.
  • He was assassinated.

    He was assassinated.
    He was shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. By a man named John Wilkes Booth... He died the next morning, at 7:22am...
  • He was rested.

    He was rested.
    His resting area is in Springfield, Illinois