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Abraham Lincoln

  • Born

    Hardin County, Kentucky
    Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, KY on the 12th of Feb., 1809. His parents were Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks. They name him Abraham after his grandfather.
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    Lincoln's Life

  • The Lincolns move to Perry County, Indiana.

    The Lincolns move to Perry County, Indiana.
    They move after losing over 1200 acres of farmland in Kentucky in court. The county they move to is against slavery.
  • Abraham's mother, Nancy Hanks Licoln dies.

    Abraham's mother, Nancy Hanks Licoln dies.
    She passes after being exposed to milk sickness, caused by cows being exposed to poisonous white snakeroot.
  • Mary Anne Todd is born

    Mary Anne Todd is born
    Lexington, Kentucky's websiteMary Anne is born from Robert Smith Todd and Elizabeth Parker Todd in Lexington, Kentucky. She will soon enough be Abraham's life-long partner.
  • Thomas Lincoln marries Sarah Bush Johnston

    Thomas Lincoln marries Sarah Bush Johnston
    They marry on the 2nd of December. Abraham grows quite fond of Sarah.
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    Education for Abraham Lincoln

    Lincoln starts reading borrowed books from neighbors. He also attends several schools two of which taught by James Swaney and Azel Dorsey.
  • Abraham's sister, Sarah gets married.

    Abraham's sister, Sarah gets married.
    She marries Aaron Grigsby, a neighbor and close friend of the family.
  • Abraham's sister, Sarah dies

    Abraham's sister, Sarah dies
    She passes while giving birth to her child who was stillborn. They were burried together in a local cemetery. Lincoln was devastated because at one point Sarah was like a mother to him.
  • Illinois, the Lincoln's new home

    Illinois, the Lincoln's new home
    The Licoln's move to Illinois. Ranging from Decatur in Macon County to Goose Nest Prairie in Coles County.
  • Abe leaves home

    Abe leaves home
    Abraham decides to leave home and venture off on his own. He went to New Orleans for a transport job and saw harsh slavery. He ended up moving to New Salem, Illinois; living at Rutledge's tavern. On August 1st Abraham casts a ballot for the government.
  • Lincoln joins the battle

    Lincoln joins the battle
    Abraham Lincoln joins the Black Hawk War of 1832 as a militia member of Illinois. He was elected a general of volunteers, He ran for Illinois State Legislature during this time. On August 6th he was defeated.
  • Lincoln comes home

    Lincoln comes home
    Abraham becomes a postmaster in New Salem and meets Mary Owen.
  • Lincoln's new standpoint.

    Lincoln's new standpoint.
    Abe is elected as a Illinois State Legislature and wins. He is advised to study law and does so during the summer. Dec. 1st; he was put into Vandalia for the states' government. He was later put into the the "Long Nine," a delegation.
  • Law for the Lincoln's

    Law for the Lincoln's
    Lincoln is elected a second term for the Illinois State Legislature. On the 9th he is licensed to practice law in the U.S.
  • Springfield.

    Abe moves to Springfield, Illinois after being admitted to the Illinois bar. He became a partner of John Stuart's law firm in Springfield. Mary Owens also rejected his marriage proposal this year.
  • New Love for Abe

    New Love for Abe
    Abraham meets Mary Anne Todd in Springfield, Illinois. The two most likely met at a ball.
  • Marriage

    Lincoln marries Mary Anne Todd and gives her a ring with the words, "Love is eternal" engraved on it.
  • Abraham's First Son

    Abraham's First Son
    Robert Todd, their first son, was born this day in the Globe Tavern, their current house-hold.
  • A New House

    A New House

    The Lincoln Household
    The Lincoln's purchase a house on Jackson and Eighth for $1500.
  • The second son and much other

    The second son and much other
    Their second son, Edward Baker was born. Lincoln also was elected into the United States House of Representatives on August 3rd. He spoke against the Mexican War
  • Failed Attempts

    Failed Attempts
    Lincoln fails to at attempting to become the commissioner of the General Land Office. His term in The House Of Representatives ended as well. He returns to law practice.
  • New Inventions

    New Inventions
    Lincoln invents and recieves a patent for a device tthat would lift vessels over shallow spots in lakes, oceans, etc. It fails and nothing comes of it.
  • A lost son

    A lost son
    Edward Baker dies from severe illness. He is not even four.
  • 3rd son born

    3rd son born
    William Wallace, their third son, was born on this day.
  • The father Lincoln dies

    The father Lincoln dies
    Thomas Lincoln passes due to kidney complications. Abraham does not attend his funeral in Coles County. He was 73 when he died.
  • The Fourth and Last Son

    The Fourth and Last Son
    Their last son Tom is born on this day. His parents called him "Tad" because he looked like a tadpole as a baby.
  • Opposition

    Lincoln gets an offer to be be a part of the Illinois legislature but he declines to become a U.S. Senate. He opposed the Kansas- Nebraska Act.
  • Vice President Lincoln

    Vice President Lincoln
    Lincoln recieves 110 electoral votes at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. He gives over 50 speeches for John C. Fremont's presidency campaign. Lincoln gives the "Lost Speech" right before he is ellection.
  • Opposition to Dred Scott Decision

    Opposition to Dred Scott Decision
    Lincoln speaks against the Dred Scott Decision.
  • Lincoln vs. Douglas

    Lincoln vs. Douglas
    Lincoln is elected to capaign and run against Stephen Douglas for U.S. Senate. Lincoln gives the "House Divided" speech. In the end he loses.
  • Political spread

    Political spread
    Lincoln gives speeches in Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Kansas Territory.
  • Cooper Union Speech

    Cooper Union Speech
    Lincoln becomes even more famous because of the Cooper Union Speech that Lincoln gave in New York.
  • Nomination

    On May 18th Lincoln is nominated for presidency at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.
  • A Tip From an 11 Year- Old

    A Tip From an 11 Year- Old
    Grace Bedell, an 11 year old girl, sends a letter to Abraham Lincoln suggesting he grow a beard to cover his thin face. He takes that into consideration and does it.
  • President Lincoln

    President Lincoln
    Abraham beats 3 other runners at the election and wins presidency.
  • Provisional President of the Confederates

     Provisional President of the Confederates
    Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as the Provisional President of the Confederates.
  • Inauguration

    Lincoln is inaugurated as the 16th president.
  • Civil War Beginning

    Civil War Beginning
    The Civil War begins with the Confederate Attack on Ft. Sumter
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    Civil War

  • William Wallace dies

    William Wallace dies
    He passes from Typhoid Fever in the White House.
  • Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

    Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation
    He announced the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation after the Battle of Antietam.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation was passed and took effect. It freed slaves and stopped slavery.
  • Thanksgiving

    Lincoln issues a proclamation to recognize and create Thanksgiving Day.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    Lincoln gives a speech which dedicated the battlefield to soldiers who died in action.
  • Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant
    Lincoln appoints him to be the general of the Union.
  • A Second Term

    A Second Term
    Lincoln wins the presidential ellection again for his 2nd term.
  • Second Inauguration

    Second Inauguration
    Lincoln gives his second Inaugural Address.
  • The War is Over!

    The War is Over!
    Robert E. Lee surrenders at the Appomattox.
  • Last Speech

    Last Speech
    Lincoln gives his last public address announcing the end of the war.
  • The Assassination of our Dear President

    The Assassination of our Dear President
    John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln while watching Our American Cousin at Ford's theater. He was holding Mary Anne's hand at the time. He passed the next day at 7:22:10 AM, Andrew Johnson became president that same day.
  • John Wilkes Booth Death

    John Wilkes Booth Death
    He was put into jail and hung this day.
  • Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln's death

    Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln's death
    She died on this day at the age of 80.
  • Mary Anne Todd's death

    Mary Anne Todd's death
    She died on this day with the ring that Abraham gave her on her hand.