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Title: Abraham Lincoln


1
Abraham Lincoln
The Sixteenth President of the United States of
America A house divided against itself cannot
stand. -Abraham Lincoln
2
Lincolns Early Life
  • Born February 12, 1809 in a one room log cabin in
    Hodgenville, Hardin County, Kentucky.
  • His parents were Thomas and Nancy Lincoln.
  • Moved to Indiana at age 8.
  • His mother died when he was ten years old.
  • The family was very poor and lived in the wild
    woods of Indiana.
  • Lincoln had very little formal education but
    loved to read and often borrowed books to read.
  • 1818 Lincoln was kicked in the head by a horse
    and, for a short time, was thought to be dead!

3
Lincolns Middle Years
  • August 4, 1884, Lincoln, age 24, is elected to
    the Illinois General Assembly as a member of the
    Whig party. Begins to study law.
  • November 4, 1842 Lincoln marries Mary Todd in
    Springfield, Illinois.
  • They had four boys, only one of whom lived to
    maturity.

4
Many Setbacks for Lincoln
  • Mother died when he was 8 years old.
  • Was very poor with little education.
  • Three of his four sons died.
  • He failed as a businessman - as a storekeeper.
  • He failed as a farmer - he despised this work.
  • He failed in his first attempt to obtain
    political office
  • When elected to the legislature he failed when he
    sought the office of speaker.
  • He failed in his first attempt to go to Congress.
  • He failed when friends sought for him the
    nomination for the vice-presidency in 1856.
  • November 6, 1860 Lincoln is elected 16th
    president of the United States.

5
Lincolns Accomplishments
  • Lincoln was our countrys 16th president.
  • He was president during the Civil War.
  • He helped to bring peace to our country when it
    was stuck in a bitter battle over slavery.
  • Wrote the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • He is regarded as some to be our greatest
    president ever.

6
A Sad Conclusion
  • On April 14, 1865, Lincoln and his wife Mary
    see the play "Our American Cousin" at Ford's
    Theater. About 1013 p.m., during the third act
    of the play, John Wilkes Booth assassinates
    President Lincoln.

Fords Theater
7
13th Amendment
  • Dec 6, 1865 8 months after Lincolns death, the
    Thirteenth Amendment to the United States
    Constitution, passed by Congress on January 31,
    1865, is finally ratified. Slavery is abolished.
  • Lincolns greatest cause was finally realized
    with the passing of the 13th Amendment.

8
Other Interesting Information
  • Lincoln had a very sharp wit and knew how to
    fight with words and he is famous for his quotes.
  • "Upon the subject of education, not presuming to
    dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can
    only say that I view it as the most important
    subject which we as a people can be engaged in."
  • Always bear in mind that your own resolution to
    succeed is more important than any one thing.

9
My Favorite Lincoln quote
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to
succeed is more important than any one thing.
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