Abraham Lincoln

16th President Of The United States

Early Life

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky, United States

He Died on April 15, 1865 in Washington , D.C., United States

His Nationality is American

He Was the 16th President of the United States

After an initial defeat, in 1832, Lincoln was elected two years later to the Illinois House of Representatives. He succeeded to leadership rapidly, earning a local reputation as a follower of Henry Clay and as a capable politician in his own right. For a young man who would rise in life, the Whig party provided a hospitable political home. Indeed, into the 1850s, Lincoln's main political task remained advocating his own brand of an economic vision that called for the development of the United States through the nurturing of banking, commerce, industry, and transportation, and through the movement from a poor sort of farming toward intensive, scientific agriculture. Westward expansion held little appeal for him, westerner though he was, a product of his people's westerning experience.

Lincoln was elected in congress and served a complete 1 term.

Next Year Lincoln became identified with the new party; and at the republican state convention, he delivered one of his greatest speech ever.

In the election of Nov. 6, 1860, he was chosen president.

He lived in a log cabin in his Early life as seen below.

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Getting Involved

In the election of Nov. 6, 1860, he was chosen president. With the Republicans and Democrats split between North And South. Lincoln traveled in a flatboat down the Mississippi to New Orleans. Thereafter, for many years, he found central Illinois to be good enough to stay in, first in the pioneer village of New Salem and then in Springfield. He volunteered to fight Indians as a citizen soldier, but saw no action. He started studying law. Later, he made fun of his military experience, removing it as far as possible from a real war experience, speaking of it as consisting of "bloody struggles with mosquitos" and "charges upon wild onions." Being elected captain of volunteers did give him his first important indication of his gift for leading men—"a success," he wrote in 1859, "which gave me more pleasure than any I have had since."

Choices & Results

One of the main achievements Abraham Lincoln Made was that he gave out his preliminary proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862, And that In this edict he gave warning that on Jan. 1, 1863, all slaves in rebellious districts would be made free. Abraham Lincoln's stroke at slavery somehow change the character of war. Its moral effects were great. Military emancipation extended as the armies advanced in the South; but as to the legal potency of the Proclamation Lincoln himself had grave doubts. Effective liberation, in fact, came through state action in the border states and more notably through the anti-slavery amendment to the Constitution.
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Quotes From Him

1- I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. Abraham Lincoln.
2- In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln.

3- America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln.


on the night of 14 April 1865, Good Friday, the president was shot while attending a performance at Ford's Theater in Washington. He died nine hours later. On the last day of Lincoln's life the subject of reconstruction was discussed at length in cabinet meeting; and a project was considered which resembled the plan later announced by President Johnson on May 29, 1865. This reconstruction meant more than providing a place for blacks in "a new birth of freedom," central though that issue was. He was also concerned with southern whites, even the former slaveholder, and as late as 1865, he gave serious attention to compensating slaveholders.

Quotes About Him

1- We all remember Abraham Lincoln as the leader who saved our Union. Founder of the Republican Party. Barack Obama.

2- Most historians agree that Abraham Lincoln was the most important man to ever occupy the White House because he abolished slavery and kept the states united through a bloody civil war. Kitty Kelley.

3- In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, a bill opening one half million square miles of territory in the western United States for settlement. Peter Agre.


Lincoln, widely considered to be one of the greatest presidents in the nation's history, has been memorialized in a number of ways. His image appears on American currency, including the penny and five-dollar bill, and on U.S. postage stamps. Many counties, towns, and cities have been renamed after him, including Lincoln, Nebraska, whose name was changed in 1867. In 1914 construction began on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The memorial, containing a large seated sculpture of Lincoln and inscriptions from his Gettysburg Address and second inaugural address, was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most visited sites in the nation. The Lincoln Memorial was rededicated in 2009, the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, to remind all Americans of the ideals and values the memorial represents.

Annotated Bibliography

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2-Pinsker, Matthew. "Abraham Lincoln." The Presidents: A Reference History. Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002. Biography in Context. Web. 4 May 2016.

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6-Abraham Lincoln." Dictionary of American Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936.Biography in Context. Web. 9 May 2016.

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7-"Abraham Lincoln." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography in Context. Web. 9 May 2016.

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