Married: Mary Todd Lincoln
Children: Robert, Edward, William, Thomas
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.