Abraham Lincoln

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In History
  • Abraham Lincoln was Born

    Abraham Lincoln was Born
    Born on February 12, 1809 near Hodgenville Kentucky. As a child Lincoln was known for his intellect and love of reading until late hours in the evening. image: Lincoln Family
  • Captain in the War of Black Hawk 1832

    Captain in the War of Black Hawk 1832
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chief_Black_Hawk3.jpg Lincoln was defending the state of Illinois when he joined the Militia as a captain. The alleged Chief Black Hawk was angry and upset about a land dispute. Lincoln never saw any combat time.
  • Seat on the Illinois State Legislature

    Seat on the Illinois State Legislature
    Lincoln was elected to a seat on the Illinois State Legislature as a Whig. image: Illinois State Capital
  • Mary Todd and Lincoln Marry

    Mary Todd and Lincoln Marry
    Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln marry despite her families objections. They were married by Rev. Charles Dresser image: Mary Todd
  • Lincoln officially becomes a member of the U.S. House of Representatives

    Lincoln officially becomes a member of the U.S. House of Representatives
    Lincoln and his family move to Washington D.C. because Lincoln was elected in August to be a member of the Whig party in the House of Representatives. He officially is swore in on Dec. 6th, 1847 House of Representatives
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    This passing of the act revived Lincoln's political desire and his ideas involving the freeing of slaves. Kansas Nebraska Map
  • Lincoln is Selected for a Seat in the Senate

    Lincoln is Selected for a Seat in the Senate
    Lincoln is given a seat in the Senate and on this day he delivers his famous speech a "House Divided" Speech: A House Divided image: Lincoln Memorial
  • Lincoln Receives Candidacy for President

    Lincoln Receives Candidacy for President
    Lincoln is chosen as his parties nominee for the Presidential election. In November of that same year Lincoln won the election to becomes the 16th President of the United States image: Abe Lincoln
  • Civil War Begins

    Civil War Begins
    Lincoln declares war. The Civil War has begun. image: Civil War
  • Lincoln Delivers His "Gettysburg Address"

    Lincoln Delivers His "Gettysburg Address"
    Battle of Gettysburg was a victory for the Union. Thousands upon thousands lost their lives. image: Gettysburg
  • 13th Amendment is Passed by Congress

    13th Amendment is Passed by Congress
    Congress passes the amendment that abolishes slavery. It is later ratified by the states in Decemeber. image: 13th amendment
  • Lincoln is shot at Ford's Theater

    Lincoln is shot at Ford's Theater
    Lincoln is shot at Ford's Theater while attending the play "Our American Cousin" He died the following day at 7:22 a.m. image: Assissination
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    Lincoln's Significance