Abraham Lincoln

(1861-1865)

by Joshua Carrillo

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. He was the president of this great nation from March 4,1861 to April 16,1865.

His nicknames were "Honest Abe"and "Illinois Rail- Splitter". He liked his nicknames. They called him "Honest Abe" because he was always honest with people.

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12,1809, in Hardin Country,Kentucky. Abraham got shot and killed on April 15,1865, at Peterson's Boarding House in Washington,D.C.. All the people that loved Abraham Lincoln were shocked when they found out he had gotten shot.

President Lincoln's father's name was Thomas Lincoln, and his mother's name was Sara Bush Johnston. Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd on November 4,1842. His children's names were Robert Todd Lincoln,Edward Baker Lincoln,William Wallace Lincoln,and Thomas Tad Lincoln.

Eventhough Abraham Lincoln did not have a formal education, he became a lawyer. Abe was a Republican and was elected to Illinois State Legislature in 1834. He was also a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, from 1847 to 1849.

In 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected over John C. Breckinridge, John Bell,and Stephen A. Douglas. He got 1,865,593 popular votes and 180 electoral votes. The closest to Abraham was John C. Breckinridge.

There is an memorial in his name, and it is called Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. It is located in Lincoln City, Indiana which is the place where he spent fourteen years of his life growing up. There is also a Museum called Lincoln's museum, and it is also located in Fort Wayne,Indiana.

His face is part of this great rock monument in Mount Rushmore which is located in Black Hills in South Dakota. The faces of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt are carved on the mountain, standing about 60 feet tall.

 

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