Abraham Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky on February 12,1802. Lincoln didn't go to school much. A lot of his knowledge came from reading books and experiencing things in real life, but he did attend some schools. Lincoln married Mary Todd, they were not happy and they had always argued. Mary would throw things and yell as Lincoln would walk out on her to let things settle down. They were married for 22 years as all of this was going on. Lincoln and Mary had 4 kids named Robert Todd Lincoln, Tad Lincoln, William Wallace Lincoln, and Edward Baker Lincoln. Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865, while Lincoln was in a theater with his wife watching a play. He was shot in the back of the head and rushed to the nearest house for treatment. Lincoln became involved with politics, because he thought that he could benefit immensely from it, economically, and intellectually. He first ran in the Illinois House of Representatives for four terms, then shortly after that he had become a U.S. Senator. He finally became president for 2 terms once his senator days were done. He had won his election because the democratic party had to split into 2 fractions, North and the South. He faced some political issues such as the civil war, abolitionism, and the ending of slavery. Lincoln broke an assortment of laws and ignored some constitutional provisions after another., He declared war without actually declaring war. Lincoln once had said,” It doesn't make sense to lose the nation,but preserve the constitution.” After all Lincolns presidency was successful considering he pretty much ended slavery. His legacy was to have more equality between white people and African Americans. All of his intentions were mostly positive towards his beliefs. He was criticized about how ugly he was, and slave holders hated him for ending slavery. They had thought it would ruin the southerner economy and some peoples slave careers. He was also a very considering and honest president, this is where he got the name, “Honest Abe.” Now George bush was a little different. He was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He graduated from two different colleges, unlike Lincoln. He graduated from Yale University and Harvard Business School. He met Laura Welch in Texas,and then soon after they were happily married. Lincolns marriage was more on the bad side. Bush and Laura had two baby twins named Jenna and Barbara Bush. George has not died yet. George started to become a politician at about the same time him and his wife got married. Once he was married, he ran for the House of Representatives. Unfortunately, Bush had lost the House of Representatives campaign. He reverted back to assisting his father in campaigning across the country. He was soon the governor of Texas, then eventually he had become the president of the U.S. Bush portrayed himself to be a compassionate conservative winning more and more votes throughout the election. He kept saying that he was more centrist…
Mod 2 History
The Abe Lincoln Assassination
It was early Friday morning, April 14th 1865, and Abe was off to an unusually fantastic day. He was in a happy and cheerful mood, and everybody saw the difference in him. For months, the President had looked pale and haggard. Lincoln himself told people how happy he was. The first lady Mary Lincoln was worried about Abe, because she felt that it was bad luck to say this kind of stuff out loud. Late Friday night, Abe…
Lincolns non political work experience included Farmhand, clerk, flat-boatman, store owner, surveyor, postmaster, lawyer.
Lincolns Military experience included Captain and private, Illinois Militia (1832); Commander-in-Chief (1861-1865).
Lincoln had a Patent #6469 granted May 22, 1849 for device to lift boats over shoals; only U.S. President to own a patent.
At age 23, with no real qualifications and a very limited formal education, Abraham Lincoln ran for his first Illinois political…
Young Abe Lincoln
“Abraham Lincoln, Teenager”
(Listen to the audio story then answer the questions in this listening guide)
The young Abe Lincoln was a determined young man. He was not lazy or slothful. He
made up his mind to accomplish what he had set in front of him. He started as a young
man in his father’s house, working the land and continued out on his own. He was strong
in stature and determined in mind. He did whatever job needed to be done. His hard work
Even as a young…
Many people have made conversation over Lincoln’s death disputing on if Booth and his followers had plotted to commit the horrendous crime or if Booth acted alone. Many historians believe that Booth was not alone however, due to the notes that were found on his dead body and just the plain hate of the remaining confederate sympathizers that assisted Booth throughout his entire plan. I personally…
The Radical and the Republican
This book was a view on slavery between during the Civil War. It shows the different views of the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. These two had very different views at first, but then learned to adapt to each other and eventually became great friends.
Frederick Douglass was born into slavery. He had a strong hatred toward slavery; not just because he was a slave, but because he thought…
trade of being a three-card-monte street hustler. Lincoln a former three-card-monte street hustler who swore of the game after one of his hustling crew members was murdered. Now works at an arcade where he dresses up as Abe Lincoln and customers pretend to assasinate him with a capgun.
Lincoln and Booth are named by their father as a joke, and their fate has been preordained by their names. In our nations history, John Wilkes Booth kills Abe Lincoln. Do they have to be victims of their namesake…
prestigious people including Abraham Lincoln in particular. He defined the American experience and what it meant to be a free American with his actions. Lincoln grew up poor, however, through hard work and dedication he rose to the nation’s highest office. Some groups though believed that Abraham Lincoln was not the father of freedom. They believed he was becoming a dictator and took advantage of America in its dark times. Lincoln’s critics claimed that Lincoln wanted to destroy the Constitution.…
I believe Abraham Lincoln is the best president ever because Lincoln signed the
emancipation proclamation, approved the 13th amendment, and he did what needed to be done in
order to keep America together.
In a recent test done by 49 historians and scientists, Abraham Lincoln came out on top.
The testing categories included leadership qualities, accomplishments/crisis management,
political skills, and character/integrity. Abe was followed by FDR, George Washington…
Abraham Lincoln is often hailed as the greatest president of all times, he was a strong leader during one of the worst crisis in American history. Abraham Lincoln never liked to talk much about his early life. He was born on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky in a log cabin with one window, one door, a chimney, and a hard packed dirty floor. His parents were Thomas and Nancy Lincoln; they named Abraham after his pioneer grandfather who was shot dead by hostile Indians in 1786, while planting…
fight against slavery. Three commissioners from the Confederacy head up to Washington City, and Lincoln is confident that he could have their surrender within a couple of weeks. But before that can happen, he is driven to pass the 13th Amendment, which would abolish slavery. The Democrats hate the amendment, and even Lincoln's liberal Republican comrades want him to delay the vote. Only President Lincoln grasps the stakes that once the Civil War is over, the amendment won't pass, it will be blocked…