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A Little History on Abraham Lincoln

  • Abraham Lincoln's Birth

    Abraham Lincoln's Birth
    Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky. He was born into a loving family. As a child he began working on the family farm in order to help his dad. He had a hard time balancing school and working on the farm, but he was still able to learn how to read and write. No matter how hard it was he never gave up.
  • Abraham's Mother dies

    Abraham's Mother dies
    Abraham's mother died four months before he turned ten years old. She died from the attack of milk sicknees that spread through their community. This was hard on Abraham, but he still stood strong. He helped his father build the coffin and burry his mother.
  • Abraham Lincoln Gets Married

    Abraham Lincoln Gets Married
    In 1830, Abraham's father moved his family to Illinois. Abraham continued to work on the family farm and split fences. He was still determined to increase his knowledge in reading and writing while helping his family. He married Mary Todd who gave birth to four sons.
  • Abraham Lincoln Became the 16th President

    Abraham Lincoln Became the 16th President
    In 1858, Abraham Lincoln ran against Stephen A. Douglas for Senator and lost, but his debates against Douglas were so influencial he was nominated for the Presidential elections in 1860. He helped increase the strength of the Republican Party while in office.
  • Abraham Lincoln's Inaugral Address

    Abraham Lincoln's Inaugral Address
    Abraham told the United States that it was his duty to maintain the Union between the states. In his speech, he told America that he had no intention of ending slavery where it existed, but he did not want it to start in places that it did not already exist in. He also clamied that he was not getting rid of the Fugitive Slave Law.
  • The Beginning of the Civil War

    The Beginning of the Civil War
    Lincoln's Inaugural Address did not satisfy the Confederates, so they proceeded to attack Fort Summer. This was a Federal stronghold in Charleston, South Carolina. When the Federals returned fire on the attack, the war started.
  • Lincoln Issued the Emancipation Proclamation

    Lincoln Issued the Emancipation Proclamation
    Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation to emancipate all slaves in the rebel areas by January 1. It warned the Confederates to surrender by January 1 or the slaves would be freed. This made all slaves that were in the states under rebellion free. However, one million slaves in the Union territory still remained under ownership.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg Begins

    The Battle of Gettysburg Begins
    General Robert E. Lee led his Confederate troops into battle against General George G. Meade's Federal army at the edge of Gettysburg. On July 1, the Confederates pushed Federal defenders back into the streets of Cemetery Hill. On July 2, both troops had received back up and continued to fight. The Federals defeated the Confederates on July 3.
  • Lincoln Delivers the Gettysburg Address

    Lincoln Delivers the Gettysburg Address
    Gettysburg AddressAbraham Lincoln gave the in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in remarks to the ceremony dedicated to the lives lost of Union soliders during the Battle of Gettysburg. This is know to be Abraham's best speech in history. (Check out the following link for more information on the Gettysburg Address. Remember we are making a project on the Battle of Gettsyburg and the Gettysbug Address' influence on Alabama.)
  • Abraham Lincoln is Re-Elected President

    Abraham Lincoln is Re-Elected President
    On June 8, 1864, President Lincoln was re-nominated for the Presidential Election of 1864. He defeated Democrat George McClellan and was re-elected President on November 8, 1864.
  • Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

    Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
    In Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address he discussed the war and slavery. He wanted the nation to come back together as a whole and establish peace among the nations. He believed that the United States, Confederates and Federates, needed to bind and work togehter to heal the wounds of the war.
  • Abraham Lincoln is Assasinated

    Abraham Lincoln is Assasinated
    On Good Friday, April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington. He was assasinated by an actor named John Wilkes Booth. Booth thought he was doing the South a favor by killing Abraham Lincoln. However, with Abraham's death, Booth only demolished the hope for peace between the states. Abraham later died on April 15, 1865, at approximately 7:22 a.m.