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Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.










Full Name Abraham Lincoln
Who President of the United States
Birth Date February 12, 1809
Death Date April 15, 1865
Country United States
Born Hodgenville, Kentucky, USA
Died Washington D.C., USA
Cause of Death assassination - shot
Education self educated
Father Thomas Lincoln
Mother Nancy Hanks Lincoln
Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln
Children

Robert Todd Lincoln

Tad Lincoln

Connections

Lincoln was the stepson of Sarah Bush Lincoln, whom he was close to and often referred to as "mother."

Lincoln met Mary Todd Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois in 1839, when he was 30. They were married in 1842. Prior to meeting Lincoln, Mary Todd had courted Stephen Douglas.

Lincoln argued with president James Buchanan in 1857, and the two became political enemies. Lincoln denounced him as an "accomplice to slavepower."

Lincoln spoke against then president James Polk.

Lincoln sat for sculptor Vinnie Ream in the mornings for 5 months in 1861, during which time they spoke about a variety of intelligent subjects, and became friends. The bust that came of these sessions is now in the Capitol Building's rotunda.

In 1861, Allan Pinkerton, Lincoln's head of security, saved his life more than once from would-be assassins.

Ulysses S. Grant was a close friend of Lincoln's.

Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14th, 1865, while attending a play with his wife.


Places

Hodgenville, Kentucky, USA - Born here, 1809.

Rockport, Indiana, USA - Lived here from 1816 - 1830.

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - Visited in 1830.

New Salem, Illinois, USA - Lived here from 1830 - 1836.

Springfield, Illinois, USA - Lived here from 1837 - 1861. Married here in 1842.

Lexington, Kentucky, USA - Frequently visited his in-law's estate here, 1840's.

Baltimore, Maryland, USA - Visited, avoided assassination attempts, 1861.

Washington D.C., USA - Lived, worked here from 1861 - 1865. Assassinated here in 1865.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - Visited here in 1863, gave the Gettysburg Address.


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People Who Were Murdered


How Added - Though of him randomly.

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