Abraham Lincoln

By: Loren Contino and Marleigh Bates

Early Years

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, KY. When he was seven he moved to Indiana with his family and grew up learning the ways of the frontier life. Although he wasn't very well educated he read books whenever he could. Lincoln co-owned a general store for several years before enlisting as a militia captain for the Black Hawk War of 1832.

Abe Lincoln at Sharpsburg.

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Contribution to the civil war

Lincoln was the president of the United States during the civil war and persuaded many Americans to join the union. His speeches including: the first and second inaugural address, and the Gettysburg address in 1863 strengthened the Union and played a big role in the war. He passed the Emancipation Proclamation which freed all slaves in rebelling states.

5 Interesting Facts

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2014/02/50-shades-of-abraham-lincoln-2/

1- He was the only president with a patent.

2-Lincoln was a big animal lover

3-His dog was Fido

4-His mother was killed by poisoned milk

5-His coffin has been opened five times

Life After The Civil War

At the age of 56 Abe Lincoln passed away. Lincoln was assassinated at Ford Theatre by John Wilkes Booth in 1865. He is buried in The Oak Field Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. Abe now has a memorial of him in Washington DC.
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