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Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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Abraham Lincoln
1809 - 1865
Born
February 12, 1809
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park Lincoln Farm Rd, in Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky United States 42748
Death
April 15, 1865
Summary
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville, Kentucky United States. He is the child of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy (Hanks) Lincoln, with siblings Sarah and Thomas. According to his family tree, Abraham was father to 4 children. He married Mary Ann (Todd) Lincoln on November 4, 1842 in Springfield, Illinois United States. They were married until Abraham's death in 1865. They had children Robert Todd Lincoln, William Wallace Lincoln, Edward Baker Lincoln, and Thomas Lincoln III. He died on April 15, 1865 at 56 years old.
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Introduction
Abraham Lincoln became the United States’ 16th President in 1861, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy in 1863. Lincoln warned the South in his Inaugural Address: “In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you…. You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it.”







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Abraham Lincoln was born on at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park Lincoln Farm Rd, in Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky United States 42748
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Oak Ridge Cemetery Monument Ave, in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois United States 62702
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Lincoln was primarily self-educated, with intermittent formal schooling from travelling teachers of less than 12 months aggregate; he became an avid reader and retained a lifelong interest in learning

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While he was prone to quoting scripture regularly during his political years, it is known that Abraham Lincoln was a religious skeptic during his younger years. By the end of the Civil War he definitely was spiritual and believed in God. "I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now, at the end of three years struggle the nation's condition is not what either party, or any man devised, or expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain. If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that we of the North as well as you of the South, shall pay fairly for our complicity in that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and revere the justice and goodness of God" - Abraham Lincoln April 4, 1864

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Lincoln began as a general store owner in New Salem before entering politics. He ran for the Illinois General Assembly, join the U.S. House of Representatives in 1847-1849 and became the Republican leader who eventually became the President of the United States.

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He served as a captain in the Illinois Militia during the Black Hawk War.
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Famous Abraham Lincoln Quotes

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” “My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.” “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.” “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
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Christina Chaney commented on Mar 12
He was my long distance cousin by John vanover witch was his 3rd cousin
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Abraham Lincoln, father to 4 children, died on April 15, 1865 at 56 years of age. He was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois United States. Abraham was born on February 12, 1809 at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville, Kentucky United States. He is the child of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy (Hanks) Lincoln, with siblings Sarah and Thomas. According to his family tree, he married Mary Ann (Todd) Lincoln on November 4, 1842 in Springfield, Illinois United States. They were married until Abraham's death in 1865. They had children Robert Todd Lincoln, William Wallace Lincoln, Edward Baker Lincoln, and Thomas Lincoln III.
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1809 - 1865 World Events

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In 1809, in the year that Abraham Lincoln was born, on March 4th, James Madison was inaugurated as the fourth President of the United States. Madison ended his inaugural address with "gratitude towards people in the past who had done so much for the United States, and wished the best for the future of this young thriving country".

In 1815, Abraham was only 6 years old when on February 3rd, the first commercial cheese factory was founded in Switzerland. The first employee of the factory was a man named Loris Federspiel and his title was “Käse Schneidemaschine” - "Cheese Cutting Machine". His job was to taste the cheese to see if it was aged enough to sell.

In 1838, Abraham was 29 years old when on January 11th in New Jersey, Samuel Morse and two others first publicly demonstrated Morse's new invention - the telegraph. Patented by Morse in 1837, the electrical telegraph used a code developed by him and his assistant, Samuel Vail, and sent a message two miles. In 1844, Morse broadcast from Washington DC to Baltimore Maryland the message "What hath God wrought" and the telegraph took off.

In 1849, he was 40 years old when on March 4th, a Sunday, Zachary Taylor became the 12th US President. However, he refused to be sworn in on a Sunday - the Sabbath - so he was inaugurated the following Monday.

In 1865, in the year of Abraham Lincoln's passing, on September 26th, Champ Ferguson, a Confederate guerrilla, became the first person to be convicted of war crimes arising from the Civil War. (There was only one other person convicted of war crimes in the Civil War.) He was found guilty by a U.S. Army tribunal on 23 charges arising from the murder of 53 people. On October 20, he was hung.

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