Boyer.Abraham Lincoln

  • Abe was born

    Abe was born
    Abraham Lincoln was born near Hodgenville, Kentucky in a log cabin with one window, one door, a chimney, and a hardpacked dirt floor.
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    Abraham Lincoln

  • John Todd Stuart

    John Todd Stuart
    Significant Person
    He urged Lincoln to study law and later hired him as a junior partner in his law office in Springfield, Illinois.
  • Mary Todd

    Mary Todd
    Significant Person
    Mary Todd married Abraham Lincoln in front of a few close friends.
  • Lincoln's son died

    Lincoln's son died
    His boy Eddie, not yet four, died. Afterwards, Lincoln buried himself in his work.
  • Dred Scott case

    Dred Scott case
    World History Event
    The U.S. Sumpreme Court ruled that Congress had no power to prohibit slavery in any of the nation's territories, because it would violate property rights guaranteed in the Constitution.
  • Grace Bedell

    Grace Bedell
    Significant Person
    Grace Bedell, eleven years old, wrote a letter to Lincoln saying to grow a beard. She was important because this helped Lincoln get votes for the election.
  • Lincoln elected

    Lincoln elected
    Lincoln was elected president of the United States. He went out into the streets of Springfield and was greeted by fireworks and torchlight parades.
  • Civil War began

    Civil War began
    The Civil War began which divided the country between the North and the South. Everyone believed that the war would end quickly but it did not. The war lasted almost exactly four years.
  • Slavery ended

    Slavery ended
    Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation which was the freeing of all slaves in the rebel southern states.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    World History Event
    Lincoln delivered his two minute speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He felt it was a failure but did not realize his words would be remembered all over the world as an American classic more than a hundred years later.
  • Thiteenth Amendment

    Thiteenth Amendment
    World History Event
    The House of Representatives approved the amendment prohibiting slavery in the United States. Lincoln said it was a "great moral victory."
  • Abe died

    Abe died
    On Good Friday Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre.