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Abe Lincoln

  • Welcome Abe Lincoln!

    Welcome Abe Lincoln!
    Abe Lincoln was born by Nolin Lake on February 12th, in Hodgenville Kentucky.
  • Moving Day

    Moving Day
    Abe and his family moved from Hodgenville, Kentucky to Gentryville, Indiana.
  • Goodbye Mother

    Goodbye Mother
    Abe's mother Nancy Hanks Lincoln dies from Milk Sickness which is caused by people drinking the milk or eating the meat of cows that had eaten a flower called the "White snakeroot". This plant contains a potent toxin called temetrol, which is passed through the milk and into the body of the person who ingests it.
  • Illinois Here We Come

    Illinois Here We Come
    Abe and his family move 200 miles to Illinois where they settle near Decatur. He makes his first-ever political speech on improving navigation on the Sangamon River.
  • Elected

    Abe Lincoln was elected for the Illinois General Assembly.
  • Mary Todd

    Mary Todd
    After meeting Mary Todd at a Christmas dance in 1839, Abe proposed to her but then broke off the engagement. He resumed his courtship with her and then ended up marrying her in Springfield Illinois.
  • First Son

    First Son
    Abe and Mary have their first out of four children. A boy they named Robert Todd Lincoln. He would grow up to be an American politician, lawyer and businessman.
  • Second Son

    Second Son
    Abe's son Edward Baker Lincoln is born. Though we imagined he would grow up to become as successful as his older brother, "Eddie" died a month before his fourth birthday. Many people say he passed due to tuberculosis, but some think that he passed due to medullary thyroid cancer. It is unknown to this day what actually caused him to pass away.
  • Whig

    Abe Lincoln is nominated as Whig Candidate for U.S Congress.
  • Washington D.C

    Washington D.C
    Abe moved to a boarding house in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two sons.
  • Goodbye Politics

    Goodbye Politics
    Abe leaves politics and decides to learn law. He would soon earn a reputation of being one the best lawyers.
  • William Lincoln

    William Lincoln
    Abe's third child was born. Named after Mary's brother in law.
  • RailRoad

    In 1851, Abe represented the Alton & Sangamon Railroad in a dispute with one of its shareholders, James A. Barret.
  • Thomas Lincoln

    Thomas Lincoln
    The fourth and youngest son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, the nickname "Tad" was given to him by his father. It is said that Tad was known to be impulsive and unrestrained, and he did not attend school during his father's lifetime.
  • Politics...Again

    Abe re-entered politics and was elected into the Illinois Senate.
  • Repeal of the Missouri Compromise

    Repeal of the Missouri Compromise
    Abe delivers the speech on the Repeal of the Missouri Compromise in Peoria, Illinois.
  • Republican

    Lincoln was nominated as Republican candidate for presidential election.
  • House Divided

    House Divided
    “A house divided against itself cannot stand." ~ Abe Lincoln The House Divided Speech was an address given by Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois. His speech created a lasting image of the danger of disjunction because of slavery, and it rallied Republicans across the North.
  • Officially President

    Officially President
    Lincoln was OFFICIALLY inaugurated as the 16th President of the United States.
  • Remembering William

    Remembering William
    Willie and Tad both became ill in early 1862. While Tad was not as badly affected, Willie's condition fluctuated from day to day. The most likely cause of the illness was typhoid fever, which was usually contracted by consumption of contaminated food/water.
    On February 20, 1862, Willie died.
  • The Emancipation Act

    The Emancipation Act
    President Lincoln signed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia, this was an important step in the long road toward full emancipation for African Americans.
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act. This act provided settlers with 160 acres of surveyed public land after payment of a filing fee and five years of continuous residence.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Abe Lincoln issues the first order of the The Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Final Draft

    Final Draft
    Abraham Lincoln Presents Final Draft of the Emancipation Proclamation
  • "Four score and seven years ago..."

    "Four score and seven years ago..."
    The Gettysburg Address is a speech by Abraham Lincoln and one of the most quoted speeches in US History. It was delivered at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania during the American Civil War.
  • Second Inaugural Address

    Second Inaugural Address
    Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address on March 4, 1865, during his inauguration at the start of his second term as President of the United States.
  • Goodbye Abe

    Goodbye Abe
    Shortly after 10 P.M. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. and fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln.