Honest Abe

Freed the Slaves

"In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free -- honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best, hope of earth."

-- Abraham Lincoln

December 1, 1862

Message to Congress

Facts About Abraham Lincoln

  • Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
  • When Lincoln was elected president he was not even on the ballot of 10 Southern states and only won 2 of the 996 counties in the entire South.
  • Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address made at the end of the Civil War is one of the most oft repeated speeches throughout history.
  • Frederick Douglass visited President Lincoln at the White House after
    Lincoln was inaugurated into office.

"I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal."

-- Abraham Lincoln

July 10, 1858

Speech at Chicago, Illinois