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The Mysterious Mr. Lincoln. Intelligent Gawky Cunning Kind Caring. Tall Skinny Beard Known for a big hat Wears a suit. Personality and Appearance. Birth. Born Feb. 12,1809 Born in log cabin Lived for short time in Kentucky Later moved to Knob Creek

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Personality and appearance









Known for a big hat

Wears a suit

Personality and Appearance


  • Born Feb. 12,1809

  • Born in log cabin

  • Lived for short time in Kentucky

  • Later moved to Knob Creek

  • Father moved family to Indiana

  • After a while they moved to Illinois because of a deadly milk sickness.

Mother and father
Mother and Father

  • Abraham’s mom was one of the first people in the family to die.

  • Mom died of milk sickness, which is not a disease.

  • Oct. 5, 1818 – Lincoln’s father married Sarah Bush Johnston.

  • Because of an outspread of a deadly milk sickness, the Lincoln family set out to move to Illinois in 1830.

Lincoln is elected
Lincoln is Elected

  • Ran against Democrat Stephan A. Douglas

  • Lincoln won the majority of electoral votes.

  • Won entirely from the help of the North

  • 1,865,908 votes total for Lincoln (40% of the popular vote)

  • He won the electoral college and the election.

Emancipation proclamation
Emancipation Proclamation

  • September 22, 1862, Lincoln issued his preliminary Proclamation of Emancipation

  • Formalized it January 1, 1863

  • Done after the 13th Amendment

  • Had no effect on the border states

  • The Confederacy was at a disadvantage because 3.5 million of 9.5 million slaves grew foods and fibers for the Confederate Army


  • Lincoln was shot while watching the play “Our American Cousin”.

  • The assassination occurred during the 3rd act of the play.

  • Lincoln was shot with a small derringer pistol.

  • The audience was laughing when the assassin shot Lincoln.

  • John Wilkes Booth was the assassin.

  • He escaped that day but was killed 12 days later resisting arrest for murder.

  • Lincoln died April 15, 1865.

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The Mysterious Mr. Lincoln



And we will always remember Lincoln with the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C


Our sources
Our Sources

  • Microsoft Encarta, 2004

  • Lincoln:A Photobiography by Russell Freedman, 1987