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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