Last Updated: Oct 11th, 2011 - 05:24:53
| Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
By Sarah Lane
Oct 11, 2011, 16:03 PST
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th,
1809 in Hardin County,
Kentucky. As a young boy he
had a knack for storytelling and mimicry, which would later turn into a
comfortable rapport with an audience inspired by his speeches.
As our nation's 16th president, Lincoln faced
many challenges during the Civil War.
His upbringing in law aided his cause and he was inspired to begin his
studies by a man named John Todd Stuart.
In September of 1836, he passed the bar exam and was admitted to
practice as an attorney. In the
year 1842, he married Mary Todd, and in 1846, he was elected to congress.
established the Emancipation
Proclamation and was always interested in a restored Union based on the
concept of no bias. We will never
know what would have happened if Lincoln had continued his quest, since he was
assassinated on April 14th, 1865. He was a strong man with blunt convictions, and wasn't
afraid to put himself on the line for his beliefs, including the idea that all
men are created equal.
Source: University of Kentucky
National Archives and Records Administration
Abraham Lincoln Worksheets
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to the life of Abraham Lincoln.
This code puzzle covers
vocabulary about Lincoln's life.
Additional Learning Links
This site is devoted
entirely to our 16th president and has many resources. "This Week in History" gives you facts
about Lincoln's life, and there's an enlightening Lincoln quote of the
week. You'll find new books about
him, news highlights, speeches, and discussions, or you can search the index
for other topics. Finally, be sure
not to miss the photo tour of Lincoln places.
Abraham Lincoln Research Site
You'll find a wealth of
information at this site. In the
"About the Man" section there is a one-page summary of Lincoln's life, a
collection of Authentic Lincoln quotes, a section on Ann Rutledge (Lincolns 1st
romance?), tragedy at Ford's theater, Abe's favorite poem, and some modern
sketches. You can read about
Lincoln descendants, significant people in his life, and related events and
locations; such as: Robert
Lincoln, Edwin Booth, Judge Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln tomb, Lincoln's Lost
Speech, the route of his funeral train complete with map, a chronology and
much, much more.
Source: Roger Norton
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