Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President

  • A Hero is Born

    Abraham Lincoln is the second born child of Thomas Lincoln and
    Nancy Lincoln.
  • Chunk of the Heart Lost

    Nancy Lincoln, his mother, dies of milk sickness when he was only 9 years old.
  • Dad's Remarried!

    Thomas Lincoln, his father, gets remarried after Nancy's tragic death.
  • Depression

    Ann dies right after being engaged to Lincoln. He is driven into depression for about 6 months.
  • Unmarriage

    Abraham Lincoln's wedding with Mary Todd is cancelled after they broke off their marriage at his initiative.
  • In Office

    Lincoln starts his time in the office of the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Out of the U.S. House of Representatives

    Lincoln ends his time in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Election!

    Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the United States. He is the first Republican president in all of history, so that makes it even more of a big deal!
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    When there is a Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, Lincoln concentrated on both the military and political dimensions of the war effort, seeking to reunify the nation.
  • Proclamation of Blockade

    President Lincoln issues a Proclamation of Blockade against Southern ports.
  • Replaced?!

    Lincoln appoints George B. McClellan as Commander of the Department of the Potomac, replacing McDowell.
  • Trent Affair

    Lincoln prevents British recognition of the Confederacy by skillfully handling the Trent affair.
  • Heartbroken

    Lincoln is struck with grief as his beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, dies from fever, probably caused by polluted drinking water in the White House.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Lincoln's efforts toward abolition include issuing his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and encouraging Congress to propose what would become the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
  • Another Replacement?!

    Lincoln appoints General Joseph (Fighting Joe) Hooker as Commander of the Army of the Potomac, replacing Ambrose Burnside.
  • 5th in Less Than A Year!

    Lincoln appoints George G. Meade as the commander of the army.
  • The Gettysburg Address

    Lincoln presents a speech that will go down in history for as long as the world is around, even when the speech is millions of years old.
  • Competition! Hehehe...

    Democrats nominate George B. McClellan for president to run against Abraham Lincoln.
  • Re-Election!

    Lincoln is re-elected as the U.S. president to be the president for another 4 years.
  • Sad Ending

    Lincoln dies, 56 years old, at Ford's Theater when he is shot in the back of the head by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth.
  • Karma Gets Back

    John Wilkes Booth, the assassinator of Abraham Lincoln, is shot and killed in a tobacco barn in Virginia.
  • Funeral

    Abraham Lincoln is laid to rest in the Oakridge Cemetery just outside Springfield, Illinois.