Abraham Lincoln


Life story

Abraham was born in 1809 in Kentucky and was assassinated in 1865. He became president in 1860 and is still considered one of the best presidents today. He was president during the Civil War which was one of the hardest times but he managed to lead quite well anyways.


In 1842 Abraham got married to Mary Todd and they had 4 children. Their names were Robert, Edward, William, and Thomas.

Honest Abe

Abraham got the nickname "Honest Abe" because one day he was working at the grocery store and tracked a woman down to give her the correct amount of change. People then realized he was very honest and trustworthy.

Emancipation Proclamation

Lincoln gave a speech that freed all of the slaves in the area of the confederacy.

Gettysburg Address

The battle field was dedicated to the people who lost their lives.

Homestead Ac

This allowed poor people in the East to obtain land in the West.

Nebraska Act

The act that made Lincoln decide to get back into politics.


When Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865 it was a huge deal because he made such a difference in our country. He was assassinated at Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth. It turns out he had met his assassin before at a speech he was giving outside the White House. After the assassination they buried him in Oak Ridge Cemetery.