This presentation was prepared for students in Ms. AmyLC's Social Science and African American History classes.
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What do you know about Abraham Lincoln?What was his family like?Did he go to college?What did he do before he became President?What happened in our country during the time he was US President? 3. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/congestion/state_information/images/us_map.gif 4. http://www.abrahamlincoln200.org/uploadedImages/For_Kids_and_Young_Adults/Games/Lincoln%20Cabin%20copy.gifLincoln was born February 12, 1809,in Kentucky.Most historians believe this old cabin was not Lincolns actual house. 5. home.att.net/~rjnorton/Lincoln2.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Lincoln His parents were Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln.Thomas Lincoln was a religious man.He opposed slavery for religious and economic reasons. 6. http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/abraham-lincoln-birthplace-national-historic-site-1.jpg 7. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/23/Abraham_Lincoln_Birthplace_abli-ImageF.00001.jpeg 8. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/congestion/state_information/images/us_map.gif 9. http://z.about.com/d/history1800s/1/0/G/0/-/-/lincoln-reads-cabin.jpgLincoln loved learning but he did not have alot of time to go to school.He was a voracious reader and self-taught. 10. http://www.abelincoln.com/prints/images/5-20.jpg 11. http://myloc.gov/Exhibitions/lincoln/vignettes/YoungLincoln/ExhibitObjects/SumBook.aspx?Enlarge=true&ImageId=afb08967-0026-499c-a395-702c05615e21%3a2b965005-ac7e-4950-8b75-030db258841d%3a1&PersistentId=1%3aafb08967-0026-499c-a395- 702c05615e21%3a4&ReturnUrl=%2fExhibitions%2flincoln%2fvignettes%2fYoungLincoln%2fExhibitObjects%2fSumBook.aspxEarly American sum books were old-fashionednotebooks. They were multiple pages stitchedtogether.Most sum books contained tables on weights andmeasures, percentages, fractions and rules ofmathematics.Shown here is one of ten surviving pages fromAbraham Lincolns homemade student sum book. 12. http://www.abelincoln.com/ostendorf_positives/images/sc-13.jpgLincoln often said, "Everything I wantto know is in books.Lincoln resting from his rail splittingchores, engaging in his favoritepastime...reading (circa 1830s) 13. http://www.abelincoln.com/prints/images/5-22.jpg His mother died when he was 9 years old. His father married Sarah Bush.This photograph of Sarah Bush Lincoln wastaken when she was an old woman. 14. http://www.abelincoln.com/ostendorf_positives/images/sc-01.jpg 15. http://www.abelincoln.com/prints/images/5-21.jpg 16. http://alhsalumni.tripod.com/index.htmWhat is a railsplitter? 17. http://www.abelincoln.com/ostendorf_positives/images/sc-11.jpgYoung Abe Lincoln the rail-splitter in1830 as he chops out center of a split log. This is a rail. 18. http://blog.chicagohistory.org/index.php/2009/11/the-railsplitter/Young Abe Lincoln the rail-splitter in1830 as he chops out center of a split log. 19. http://z.about.com/d/history1800s/1/0/F/0/-/-/lincoln-railsplitting.jpg 20. http://www.artknowledgenews.com/Butler_Institute_of_American_Art.html 21. http://www.abelincoln.com/images/orginals/1-26_lg.jpg 22. http://www.abelincoln.com/ostendorf_positives/sc-15.htmlIn 1832, Lincoln was a ranger and a soldierduring the Black Hawk War. 23. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/congestion/state_information/images/us_map.gif 24. http://z.about.com/d/history1800s/1/0/H/0/-/-/lincoln-firsthome-ill.jpg 25. http://www.abelincoln.com/ostendorf_positives/images/sc-24.jpg 26. http://www.mrlincolnandfriends.org/photo_credits.asp?photoID=100Lincoln was the manager of this store in New Salem, Illinois. 27. http://www.abelincoln.com/ostendorf_positives/images/1-27.jpg 28. http://home.att.net/~rjnorton/Lincoln34.htmlAbraham Lincoln and Ann Rutledge 29. http://z.about.com/d/history1800s/1/0/H/0/-/-/lincoln-firsthome-ill.jpghttp://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Illinois/Illinois-state-theater.html 30. http://www.abelincoln.com/ostendorf_positives/images/3-09.jpg 31. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22925/22925-h/22925-h.htm People in New Salem respected Abraham Lincoln.He became interested in government and thought about becoming a state politician. 32. http://www.mrlincolnandfriends.org/photo_credits.asp?photoID=100Lincoln tried to win an election for a state government position in 1832 at age 23. He lost.He won his first election in 1834. This is the Illinois State Capital building in the city of Springfield. 33. a young Mary Todd Lincoln 34. When she was a teenager, Mary Todd lived in this house in Lexington, Kentucky. 35. Mary Todd 36. http://www.abelincoln.com/ostendorf_positives/images/3-09.jpgIn July, 1834, Abraham Lincoln borrows lawbooks from the office of John Todd Stuart.He became a lawyer in 1837. 37. http://www.globalgallery.com/enlarge/61065/ 38. http://www.almanac.com/image/abraham-lincoln 39. Lincoln and Mary Todd broke theirengagement.For some time, Mary dated other men,including another Illinois politician, StephenDouglas.Later, Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd saweach other again. 40. from the Lincoln Family Biblehttp://myloc.gov/Exhibitions/lincoln/vignettes/YoungLincoln/ExhibitObjects/LincolnFamilyBible.aspx 41. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/h?pp/PPALL:@field%28NUMBER+@1%28cph+3g06189%29%29a young Mary Todd Lincoln 42. http://myloc.gov/Exhibitions/lincoln/vignettes/EarlyCareer/ ExhibitObjects/CongressmanElectandMary.aspx?Enlarge=t rue&ImageId=c2fd7ca0-c76f-4cce-ab2e- a07cabae1fdb%3a7f8f8e61-ec87-4a73-b0e4-a71da3341575%3a1&PersistentId=1%3ac2fd7ca0-c76f-4cce-ab2e- a07cabae1fdb%3a3&ReturnUrl=%2fExhibitions%2flincol n%2fvignettes%2fEarlyCareer%2fExhibitObjects%2fCong ressmanElectandMary.aspxThese companion daguerreotypesare the first-known photographicimages of Abraham and Mary ToddLincoln.They were reportedly made in 1846by Nicholas H. Shepherd shortlyafter Lincolns election as a delegateto the U.S. House of Representatives.Shepherd also studied law at the lawoffice of Lincoln and Herndon. 43. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/h?pp/PPALL:@field%28NUMBER+@1%28cph+3g06189%29%29a young Mary Todd LincolnMary said, "These are my two most precious pictures, taken when we were youngand so desperately in love." 44. http://home.att.net/~rjnorton/Lincoln67.htmlRobert Lincoln, Mary and Abraham Lincolnsoldest child, was born in 1843, the year after theLincolns married. 45. ttp://home.att.net/~rjnorton/Lincoln66.htmlRobert Lincoln was the only Lincoln child wholived to adulthood. 46. http://americancivilwar.com/north/lincoln.htmlIn 1846, Lincoln became a national politician.He won election as Representative to Congress.He worked for the State of Illinois in the Capitalbuilding.He lived in Washington for 2 years. 47. http://home.att.net/~rjnorton/Lincoln67.htmlThat same year of 1846, Eddie,Mary and Abraham Lincolnssecond son, was born. Eddie died in 1850, before Lincoln became president. He almost four years old. 48. http://www.abelincoln.com/ostendorf_positives/images/sc-14.jpgLincoln served one term in Congress.He returned to Springfield and worked as aprairie lawyer. Reading on his way to the next court session...1850 49. http://www.abelincoln.com/ostendorf_positives/images/sc-04.jpgMr. & Mrs. Lincoln as they might have looked in 1855. 50. In America, people moved west http://historyforkids.utah.gov/fun_and_games/photos/images/picturestocolor/large/wagon_train_photo_large.jpg 51. Reason #1: cheap farm land. 52. Reason #2:GOLD! 53. Forty -niners 54. Forty -niners 55. http://myloc.gov/Exhibitions/lincoln/vignettes/TeamofRivals/ExhibitObjects/NorthandSouth1861.aspx?Enlarge=true&ImageId=79561e1b-12fa-4c1b-8c1d-213d8b93907b%3acc77ee60-f1b1-4f37-a804-a5648e473b3a%3a17&PersistentId=1%3a79561e1b-12fa-4c1b-8c1d-213d8b93907b%3a5&ReturnUrl=%2fExhibitions%2flincoln%2fvignettes%2fTeamofRivals%2fExhibitObjects%2fNorthandSouth1861.aspxSouthern states and Northern states 56. http://myloc.gov/Exhibitions/lincoln/vignettes/TeamofRivals/ExhibitObjects/NorthandSouth1861.aspx?Enlarge=true&ImageId=79561e1b-12fa-4c1b-8c1d-213d8b93907b%3acc77ee60-f1b1-4f37-a804-a5648e473b3a%3a17&PersistentId=1%3a79561e1b-12fa-4c1b-8c1d-213d8b93907b%3a5&ReturnUrl=%2fExhibitions%2flincoln%2fvignettes%2fTeamofRivals%2fExhibitObjects%2fNorthandSouth1861.aspx 57. When more people moved west for gold or farmland, Americans could make newstates. Arguments began: Will the new states permit slaves or be free? Bleeding KansasWhy were they fighting? 58. http://www.gilderlehrman.org/collection/online/lincolndouglas/slide01b.html 59. There was fighting in Congress.J. Magees famous political cartoon of Congressman Preston Brooks attack on Senator Charles Sumner. 60. Remember Stephen Douglas?In 1846, he became a US Senator inWashington, D.C. for the state of Illinois 61. http://www.gilderlehrman.org/collection/online/lincolndouglas/index.htmlIn 1858, Lincoln challenged Stephen Douglass position as Senator of Illinois. 62. http://www.gilderlehrman.org/collection/online/lincolndouglas/slide04.htmlLincoln invited Douglas todebate around Illinois. 63. http://www.gilderlehrman.org/collection/online/lincolndouglas/slide04.html Chicago Ills. July 24, 1858Hon S. A. DouglasMy Dear Sir Will it be agreeable to you to make an arrangement for you and myself to divide time and address the same audiences during the present canvass? Mr. Judd who will hand you this is authorized to receive your answer; and if agreeable to you to enter into the terms of such arrangement. Your Obt. Servt A. LincolnDelivered the original of which the above is atrue copy to the Hon. S. A. Douglass at Chicago on the 24 July 1858 and received for answer that he would send me down an answer when he sent down his mail on Monday morning. 64. ttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lincoln_Douglas_Debates_1958_issue-4c.jpg 65. It isthe right of the people to make aSlave Territory or a Free Territory.ttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lincoln_Douglas_Debates_1958_issue-4c.jpg 66. http://www.gilderlehrman.org/collection/online/lincolndouglas/slide03.html 67. http://en.wikipe