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Abraham Lincoln: Civil Rights Movement

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Caroline B

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Abraham Lincoln
By: Caroline Berryman In January,1863 Abraham Lincoln established the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all slaves in rebellious states. Just before the end of the Civil War in 1865, Congress passed the thirteenth Amendment to abolish slavery. President Lincoln was assassinated before he could see the Amendment ratified, which he worked tirelessly for.On December 6, 1865, the amendment received a necessary amount of state ratifications to become an amendment. After the American's realized the slaves were freed by Abraham Lincoln, they began a riot. The American's burned businesses and homes owned by African Americans in Springfield. Springfield was a crazy site for a race riot. This city was the hometown of President Abraham Lincoln, the man who freed the slaves. The American's shouted, “Lincoln freed you, now we’ll show you where you belong!”. After this, 3,000 African Americans freed the city, running for their lives. In the end of the riot, two African Americans were lynched and five Americans were killed . More than forty African American families were moved out of their home because their house was burned down . Definition:
Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States. Lincoln was born near Hodgenville, Kentucky on February 12, 1809. He had barely any education, but read simultaneously when not working on the farm.
Lincoln did not approve of slavery, so he passed the thirteenth amendment to discard slavery in the United States. On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was shot by the Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth; his death made him a martyr to the cause of liberty and Union. Over time, Lincoln's stature has only grown, and he is widely regarded as one of the greatest presidents in the nation's history. On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address, which dedicated the battlefield at Gettysburg to the Union Soldiers who had been killed there. He called the living to finish the war that the dead soldiers had begun . Abraham Lincoln received a great amount of assassination threats, mostly from southerners who hated everything the president had stood for. This happened during the time before the Emancipation Proclamation. When Lincoln was only nine years old, his mother, Nancy Lincoln, died . One year later, Lincoln's father married a lady named Sarah, who raised Lincoln and his siblings . On November 4, 1842, Lincoln married Mary Todd, a daughter of a Lexington, Kentucky, businessman . Lincoln had four children, but only one livid to adult hood . In 1846, Lincoln became a member of the U.S. Congress. As a man in Congress, he criticized the United State's participation in the Mexican War. Abraham Lincoln was very tall, at a height of six foot four inches tall . Lincoln also wore a tall black hat, that made him even taller! Citation







Oppeheim, Mike. Crucible of the Civil War. New York: Henry Holt and Co.,

2012. Print. Thank you for watching! Facts
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