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Education and Career Path
Abraham Lincoln didn't have any formal education. He taught himself by reading many books. He eventually became a lawyer, then congressman, and finally the U.S. president for two terms.
1. He is remembered for freeing the slaves in the south in 1863 as the president of the United States.
2. He is important for reuniting the divided nation as a whole.
1. Elected to U.S. House of Representatives
2. Elected 16 president in 1860.
3. He lead the country through the Civil
4. Signed Emancipation Proclamation that
freed slaves in the south and followed
by the Gettysburg Address in 1863.
Interesting Facts and Accomplishments
He was an animal lover.
He was a devoted family man.
He read many books and his favorite books included
The Abrabian Knights, The Bible, and The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.
He became a lawyer and president without any education.
Abe had a memorial built after him for freeing the slaves.
He was very handy with an ax.
Born February 12, 1809.
Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Abe had one sister and a brother that died as a infant. He worked with his father on a farm and became handy with an ax from cutting so much wood. He didn't go to school but did many chores at home. He read many books to learn things. His father had no education and was a farmer. His family moved to Indiana because of conflict about his father's land. He later grew up to be a good man.
Important Family Members
Mother- Nancy Hanks
His mother was the flower of his heart. She was art and upstanding in the community. All he was and hoped to be he owed to his mother.
He was very close to his sister who took care of him after his mother died. She died when he was 19. He was very saddened by her death.
Words of Advice
1. pg. 36 " I believe the government
cannot endure permanently half
slave and half free. A house divided
against itself cannot stand."
Abe said this to tell people that
slavery needs to stop to have a
2. pg. 37 " The cause of civil liberty
must not be surrendered at the end
of one or even 100 defeats."
Abe was saying this to tell people to
not be discouraged and to not give
Stepmother- Sarah Bush Johnston
Sarah was kind and loving and treated Abe like her own son.
Sons- Robert and Eddie Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was a loving parent but was not much of a disciplinarian. He allowed the boys to run through the white house and do what they wanted including firing a toy cannon at the cabinets. He saw it as great fun.
" If I only had an hour to chop down a tree, I would spend the first forty-five minutes sharpening my ax."
He always encouraged people to be honest and never give up on their goals in life.
He influenced people against slavery and told them to treat people with the same rights and equality.
Message I Learned
All men should be treated equal. I believe this because Abe always talked about honesty and equal rights for the slaves.
Timeline and Video
This is a picture of Abraham's statue built in memory of Abe for saving the Union.
This is a image of Abraham speaking to the people at the white house.
This is a image of Abraham Lincoln's log cabin that he was born in.
This a image of Abraham's family at the white house.
"Miller Center." American President: Abraham Lincoln: Life Before the Presidency. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2015. <http://millercenter.org/president/lincoln/essays/biography/2>. - research
"Abraham Lincoln Biography." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2015. < - video
"Abraham Lincoln." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2015. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln> - research
"Abraham Lincoln." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2015. <http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/abraham-lincoln>. - research
"Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2015. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln's_first_inaugural_address>. - picture of speech.
Smith, Kyle. "Abrham's Family." Nypost.com. Nypost.com, n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2015. <http://nypost.com/2014/02/11/six-fun-facts-about-abraham-lincoln-the-foodie/>. - Abraham's family
"Lincoln/Net: Lincoln Log Cabin, Illinois." Lincoln/Net: Lincoln Log Cabin, Illinois. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2015. <http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/gal/ichi11483.html>. - Lincoln's log cabin
"Abe Lincoln Statue, Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC." Abe Lincoln Statue, Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2015. <http://www.inetours.com/DC/photos/Lincoln-statue.html>. - Abraham's statue
"Google Image Result for Http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/32/EmancipationProclamation.jpg." Google Image Result for Http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/32/EmancipationProclamation.jpg. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2015. - Emancipation Proclamation
This an image of the Emancipation proclamation that Abraham established to free the slaves of the south.
Grabowski, John F. Abraham Lincoln. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print. - Abraham Lincoln Biography
"Discover a New Way to Create, Explore and Engage Your Students." Hstry. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2015. <http://www.hstry.co/>. - timeline
Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865. He was in a theater with his wife when his body guard looked the other way and a guy jumped up and shot Abe in the back of the head. Abe didn't die until later the next day. John Wilkes Booth was the man who shot Abe.