The Life of Abraham Lincoln

BY: Nick McQuien and Luiggi Espinel

Birth, Education, and Life Before the Civil War

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. His education was in books. He loved to read all that he could get his hands on. His early years were mostly spent on the farm with his family. Although he didn't have a mother after the age of 9, he could still keep going knowing that his mother was always with him. At the age of 21, he moves with his family to the state of Illinois where he tried out different jobs.Trying to move on from his previous life, he went on to study law with John Todd Stuart who had helped get in the law business. He had many achievements during this time, but his most popular one was when he won election to be captian of the general assembly in 1836, 38, and 40.

Contribution to the Civil War

What did Abraham Lincoln do during the Civil War and his achievements?

Abraham Lincoln became the 16th president of the United States on November 6, 1860. He served with great leadership and gave and received precious things in his great presidency. During the Civil War, he gave out the Emancipation Proclamation. This freed all slaves only in the rebelling states. Another fantastic achievement he had given the Gettysburg Address which was explaining the reason they were fighting and what they were fighting for.

Life after the Civil War

Five days after the Civil War Abraham Lincoln was invited to Ford's theater to watch a play and what he didn't know was that his life was about to end in moments by an actor named John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln and his wife were sitting with others in the top balcony when Booth had shot him. Booth was standing right behind Abe without anyone knowing with his gun aimed at Abe and shot him right in the head.

Some memorials that commemorate Abe would be the Abraham Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., his statue within Washington D.C. and his statue in the Nebraska State Capitol.

Interesting Facts about Abraham Lincoln

5 interesting facts about Abraham Lincoln would be that Abraham Lincoln practiced law without a degree. Second would be that he was a wrestle and he was documented taking part in wrestling bouts. Thirdly he hated being called Abe and preferred being called by his last name. Fourthly Lincoln was the person that mad Thanksgiving a national holiday. And lastly he was the first president to be born outside of the original 13 states.