Biography President Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President

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President Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. He was President from 1861-1865.

Born: February 12, 1809, in Hodgenville, Hardin County, Kentucky
Died: April 15, 1865. Lincoln died the morning after being shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C

Married: Mary Todd Lincoln
Children: Robert, Edward, William, Thomas
Nickname: Honest Abe

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What is Abraham Lincoln most known for?

Lincoln is most famous for leading the country during the American Civil War. His leadership in the North helped the country to stay strong and defeat the South keeping the country united. He also pushed for the freedom of all slaves in the USA.

Abraham Lincoln Presidency
Lincoln won the 1860 election and became president in March of 1861. The southern states did not want Lincoln to be president. They did not agree with him. Before he was officially President, they began to leave the country. The first state to leave was South Carolina, but soon six more states followed and together they made a new country called the Confederacy. This all happened after Lincoln won the election, but before he was officially President.

Gettysburg Address
Today, Lincoln is often remembered for a short speech he gave at Gettysburg on November 1, 1863. It's called the Gettysburg Address. It was only a few minutes long, but is thought of as one of the great speeches in American history.

How did he die?
President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while attending a play at the Ford Theatre in Washington D.C. He died the next day on April 15, 1865.

Fun Facts about Abraham Lincoln

  • Honest Abe was the tallest president at 193 cm tall.

  • He was known as a gifted storyteller and liked to tell jokes.

  • On the day he was shot, Lincoln told his bodyguard that he had dreamt he would be assassinated/killed.

  • He was the first president who had a full beard.

  • He often kept things like letters and documents in his tall hat.

assassination of abraham lincoln


Leadership: Lederskab

Defeat: Slå/vinde over

United: Samlet

Pushed: Skubbede (på)

The election: Valget (politisk)

Remembered: Husket

Gifted: Talentfuld

Assassinated: Snigmyrdet/myrdet af politiske grunde

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