"Four score, and seven years ago..."
Who is Abraham Lincoln?
¨I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.¨He was never recalled as handsome, or even pretty for all I know though his ways with words and his fight for freedom is what we remember him for. He stood at 6’4, skinny, pale and long, with a tall black hat and a passion to learn. He was kind, caring, and a leader every single day of his life. He was hard-working, courageous and one of a kind. He became the 16th president, and helped a nation divided stay together. His legacy lives on and he continues to inspire, this is no other than the one and only Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln's 1st Inaugural Address
A Country Divided
Above is a copy of Lincoln address at the Gettysburg cemetery memorial.
Above is a picture of Lincoln's family in 1862 after the death of Tad. Robert is between both of his parents and Thomas (Tad) on his father's lap.
Above is a drawing of the Civil War during the Battle Of Fredricksburg.
Words To Know
abolitionist- a person that wanted to abolish or put an end to slavery
Emancipation Proclamation- a law made freeing all slaves that escaped their master or were captured by the Union Army
Gettysburg Address- a speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of soldiers' cemetery, at the site of the Battle Of Gettysburg.
Thirteenth Amendment- an addition to the United States Constitution banning slavery
Five Fun Facts!
- He was a big animal lover, he would not hunt of fish.
- He hated being called Abe he preferred Lincoln.
- Someone shot Lincoln in 1864 and it put a hole in his top hat.
- Lincoln battled depression his whole life.
- Lincoln's life was saved twice when he was young.