Abraham lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

  • Birth/ Child life

    Birth/ Child life
    Abraham was born to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln in a log cabin.He had a brother and sister. Though the younger brother died in infancy. His sister died in childbirth in 1828. His life was hard. Abe's mother died when he was ten years old. Later him and his father moved out of Indiana. While he was there, he taught himself to read and write. He also gained the nickname Honest Abe. After he paied a woman five pennies after borrowing books.
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    Abraham Lincoln

  • Marrige with Mary Todd

    Marrige with Mary Todd
    Lincoln marries Marry Todd. After thier wedding, they stay in a bording home, where later Robert Lincoln is born. Later they have 3 other boys. (Edward, William, and Thomas.)
  • Children

    Lincoln had 4 kids. One of thier sons, Willie, died of bilious fever. The doctor suspected this fever from the White House drinking water, Thier other children were, from oldest to youngest, Robert, Edward, William (Willie), and Thomas. Thomas became a daddy's boy.
  • Political Party

    Abraham decided to join the Republicans in 1855.
  • Inauguration

    I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. (Part of Lincoln's inauguration speech. http://www.bartleby.com/124/pres31.html)
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Lincoln declares the Emancipation Proclamation. Which was a document saying all slaves were to be free in the Confederacy.
  • Gettysburg & last speech

    Gettysburg & last speech
    Lincoln gives the Gettysburg Address in 1865. This speech Lincoln was reading, was about the Civil War, and the men who lost thier lives.
  • Death of Abraham Lincoln

    Death of Abraham Lincoln
    John Wilks Booth sunk in Abraham's booth, and shot him when the loudest part of the play came. John was sure the gunfire would be muffled, though after the shot- Mrs. Lincoln screamed. Soilders rushed up and found Lincoln, leaning over on the edge of death. John Wilks Booth was injured while trying to run. He was killed in a barn when Union soilders surrounded him. Lincoln died the next morning.