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Abraham Lincoln

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Transcript of Abraham Lincoln

ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Born in 1809 - Died in 1865
Sixteenth President of
the United States.
Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky in 1809.
When he was 9 years old his mother died and his father remarried.
He liked studying the Bible and his favorite book was
"The Life of George Washington"
Abraham's Early Years
By Florencia Battistin
By the time he was 17, he knew he wanted to be a lawyer
When he was 21 years old he moved to Illinois and spent a year laboring on a farm. He also managed a flat-boat on the Ohio River.
Years plus Years
More years ....
1861......
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YEARS LATER ......
Every time ha got a new job he would try to work on a skill which would help him when he became a lawyer. When he was a shopkeeper he tried to be honest and fair.
In 1836 he passed the test and became a lawyer. It was during this time he was elected to the Illionois legislature by the whig party.
Lincoln and Stephen A. douglas participated in several debates concering the question of slavery. They had a previous encounter at the state fair in Springfield, Illinois. Lincoln would lose the senate race, but would win over Douglas in the 1860 presidential race.
He was inaugurated president in March of 1861. Five weeks later the civil war began. It was a fight about slavery. Lincoln wanted the United States to remain one nation. It was in danger of being divided into two nations; the North and the South.
The worst day of his life...
Abraham Lincoln is the one in whom there is the greatest continuing interest. School children study him, historians debate his life and legacy, and people collect memorabilia about him.
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On April 14, 1865 president Lincoln and Mrs. Lincoln were attending a play at Ford' s theater in Washington D.C. while there he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, and his cohorts to not only kill the president, but also William Henry Seward, and Andrew Johnson, the vice-president. The attack on seward failed and the one on Johnson was never carried out. The president, after being shot, was carried to a house across the street from the theater and died nine hours later. Booth was killed by one of the men trying to apprehend him.
OF ALL THE PRESIDENTS...
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