The Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • Birth

    The Birth of Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln is born in a one-room log cabin in Kentucky to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks.
    The log cabin in the picture is a representation of Lincoln's birthplace.
  • Marriage

    Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Springfield, IL.
  • President

    Abraham Lincoln is elected as 16th president of the United States of America.
  • Civil War Begins

    Civil War Begins
    The Civil War begins as the Confederates open fire at Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing 3.1 million of the nation's 4 million slaves.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    The Gettysburg Address
    Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address, one of the most best-known speeches in U.S. history,
  • Death

    Lincoln Assassination Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth while attending a play at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C.