Abraham Lincoln

By: Stormy Rubio

One of his quotes

On the question of liberty, as a principle, we are not what we have been. When we were the political slaves of King George, and wanted to be free, we called the maxim that "all men are created equal" a self evident truth; but now when we have grown fat, and have lost all dread of being slaves ourselves, we have become so greedy to be masters that we call the same maxim "a self evident lie." found this quote on http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/quotes.htm

Abraham's Birth and Death

He was born on February 12, 1809. He died April 15, 1865. His assassin was John Wilkes Booth. This picture is from http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/abraham-lincoln/images/8075865/title/lincolns-death-photo


Abraham Lincoln's Hometown, Religion and Political Views

He is originally from Springfield, Illinois, and his address is 209 Summit Lane. His father was Thomas Lincoln and his biological mother was Nancy Hanks Lincoln. His mother died and his father remarried to Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln. Abraham was married to Mary Todd Lincoln who gave him four children, but only Robert Todd Lincoln survived and became an adult. No one is positive what his religion is, Abraham Lincoln voted for antislavery in the U.S.A. found this information on these web sights http://www.alincoln-library.com/index.html, http://www.usnews.com/news/history/articles/2009/02/12/abraham-lincolns-religious-uncertainty, and http://www.nps.gov/liho/historyculture/slavery.htm

Six events that impacted the Civil War

On March 4, 1861 Abraham Lincoln was sworn into office as the 16th President in Washington, D.C., he was happy and proud of his accomplishment.


On April 12, 1861 there was attack on Fort Sumter, which started the Civil War. President Lincoln knew he had to take action.


On April 15, 1861, President Lincoln had no other choice and ordered 75,000 men to serve in the Union war. This saddened him.


In May 1861, 11 slave states separated from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America because they felt that Abraham Lincoln wasn't protecting their interests. This worried Abraham Lincoln.


On November 8, 1864, Abraham Lincoln was re-elected as president. President Lincoln was excited that he won.


On January 31, 1865, the 13th Amendment was approved by Congress and slavery was abolished. President Lincoln was pleased with his success and saddened because he knew that the South wouldn't stop fighting for slavery. http://www.datesandevents.org/events-timelines/02-civil-war-timeline.htm

His interests

He was interested in having lots of pets to take care of, reading to his children, and athletics. found this picture on http://www.smithsonianjourneys.org/blog/tag/abraham-lincoln/

his career and acevments

Abraham Lincoln started his career as a lawyer then later switched careers to become president. Some of his achievements were freeing the slaves and becoming president. found on http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/biographies/abraham-lincoln.html

six of Abraham lincolns friends

Abraham Lincoln