Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States
Abraham Lincoln16th President of the United States By: Saleh Obaidoon
Qs.What do you know about Abraham Lincoln?
Did he go to College?
EducationLincoln loved learning but he did not have a lot of time to go to school.He was a voracious reader and self-taught.
Early HistoryBorn February 12th, 1809
Was born in Hardin County, KY
By 1816 The Lincolns moved to Indiana
Abrahams Mother died when he was just 9 years old.
Born in a log cabin. Hardin county is now Larue county. Lincolns had moved due to slavery, and they belonged to a baptist church that disagreed with slavery. Interesting fact: Abraham was thought to be dead after being kicked in the head by a horse in 1818.5
Honest AbeAbraham Lincolns nickname Honest Abe came from his honesty and decency as a young man while running his store.
Their is legend that the nickname came from his fairness in officiating cock fights but without proof this is just wives tales.
Beginning of Political CareerOn August 4th, 1834, Abe was elected to the Illinois General Assembly.
In 1836 Lincoln was re-elected, He also received his license to start practicing law.
In 1838 Lincoln becomes the Whig party floor leader.
Abe was 24 years old at the time of his first election and a member of the whig party. After he was elected Abe began to study law. 1836- Leader of Whig Party. 1838- reelected once again, defended a man in a major murder trial, 7
Family LifeIn 1842 Abe married his wife Mary Todd
1846 Lincolns first son Edward Baker Lincoln is born
1850 Lincoln has another son William Wallace Lincoln.
1853 Honest Abe has another son Thomas Lincoln
Lincoln and his family lived in Illinois for a while but ended up settling down in Washington D.C.
In 1850 lincolns first son dies from a two month illness.8
Leading Up To PresidencyIn 1856 Lincoln helped to create the new republican party of Illinois.
In 1857 Lincoln speaks against the Dred Scott decision.
At the first public convention lincoln gets 110 votes for the vice president spot, and starts campaining up to that. Major slavery case that had an out come ruling in slaverys favor, lincoln was disgusted.10
Start of a New CareerIn 1860 Abraham Lincoln is nominated to presidency for the republican party. Lincoln up winning the presidential race
1861 the Civil War begins
On August 6th, 1861 Lincoln signs a law freeing slaves being used by the confederate army
He Won the presidential race against Northern democrat Stephen A. douglas, and Southern Democrat John C. Breckenridge. Lincoln received 180 out of 303 electoral votes and 40 percent of the popular vote.11
Lincoln Statue in Spokane Washington- Left. Statue in front of a High school in Tacoma Washington named after Lincoln- Right.12
Continuing Abrahams PresidencyIn 1862 President Lincoln signs a law prohibiting slavery in the territories
1863 Abe Signs a bill creating a national banking system
1864 Lincoln is nominated for a second term of presidency
1862 Bans Slavery in the District of Columbia, Issues Preliminary emancipation proclamation of slaves. Signs a bill adding west virginia to the union. 1864 elected by a coalition of republicans and war democrats13
Lincoln and His Role in the Civil WarAbraham Lincoln played a major role in the civil war, he appointed most of the commanders of the armies.Abraham also was the lead role in freeing slaves during this period.
Lincoln and the Union Leaders of the Civil War
Lincoln and the union leaders of the civil war.14
Second-Term Success1864 re-elected as president
1865 Civil war concludes
April 11th, 1865 Lincoln makes final speech as president, the speech focused on problems of reconstruction.
1864 Defeats George b. Mclellan, Lincoln recieves 212 of 233 electoral votes and 55 percent of popular vote.15
Assassination of LincolnApril 14th, 1865 Lincoln gets shot by John Wilkes Booth
April 15th, 1865 President Lincoln Dies at 7:22 in to morning
Lincolns Goal Came trueAfter Lincoln passed away, the Thirteenth Amendment to the constitution is passed on January 31st, 1865
Slavery was finally abolished
The most famous of all, the lincoln memorial found in washington dc. The quote above him reads In this temple, As in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the union the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever.18
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