Abraham Lincoln

By: Sydney Lofland

birth and childhood

Abraham Lincoln was born near Hodgenville, Kentucky on February 12, 1809 to Thomas and Nancy Lincoln. He had a sister named Sarah who was two years older than him and she taught and encouraged him to write. The family slept on corn husks that rodents visited in small log cabins. They also lived in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois during his childhood.

Education

Abe walked four long miles to and from school each morning. There at school he learned to read, write, and add. He had little formal education but read a lot. After the war he studied law and campaigned for a seat on the Illinois state legislature.

Important Life Events

lincoln was the president during the civil war (1861-1865). He abolished slavery in the famous Emancipation Proclamation. On November 6, 1860 lincoln was the 1st republican to run for president. On march 4, 1861 lincolon delivers his 1st inagural address. He led the union to victory over the confederacy.

interesting facts

he practiced law without a degree. He wanted women to have the vote in 1836. He was a big animal lover but wouldnt hunt or fish. Didnt have a middle name. Had a dog named "Fido" and a cat named " Toby." And his shoe size was between 12 & 14.

Death Info

Abraham Lincoln died on April 14, 1864. He was shot in the back of the head on April 13, 1864 at Ford's theater by John Wilkes Booth. Him and his wife were seeing a play when he got shot.