Abraham Lincoln (example timeline)

By dnoblin
  • Abe's Birth

    Linclon was born in a log cabin in Kentucky. His parents were Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks. Abe had a sister named Sarah.
  • Entered Politics

    Abe Lincoln got involved with politics. He was twenty-four years old when he was elected to the Illinois state legislature. He was in the Whig party. He was against slavery, because it was wrong, and it was not good policy.
  • Law Practice

    Abe became a leader of the Whig Party. He got his law license and practiced law. He kept his important papers in his hat, so he could get to them if he needed them.
  • Married

    Lincoln marres a girl named Mary Todd. They were good friends and both from Kentucky.
  • Elected President

    Abe became the president on March sixth. The North and the South disagreed on slavery. Lincoln got a lot of votes from the North and very little from the South. After he became president, the South decided they did not want to be a part of the United States any more.
  • Civil War begins

    The confederates opened fire on Fort Sumpter. Abe tried very hard to keep the North and South together.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Lincoln frees the slaves and African-Americans are allowed to enlist in the Union Army.
  • Reelected

    Lincoln is reelected president. He defeated George McClellan. He told people he wanted to pull the country back together and save the union.
  • Civil War ends

    General Lee surrendered to Grant.
  • Lincoln's assassination

    John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln. Abe was at a play, and he died two days later. He was buried in Springfield, Illinois