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Abraham Lincoln The 16th President of the United State
Lincoln became a virtual symbol of the American Dream Among all presidents in the history of the United States, Abraham Lincoln is probably the one that Americans remember best. He brought honesty and integrity to the White House. Most of all he is remembered or he is associated with the final abolition of slavery. Lincoln became a virtual symbol of the American Dream whereby an ordinary person from humble beginnings could reach the pinnacle of society as president of the country.
Born February 12, 1809 Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S. Died April 15, 1865 (aged 56) Petersen House, Washington, D.C., U.S.Resting place Lincoln Tomb, Oak Ridge Cemetery Springfield, Illinois, U.S. Nationality American Political party Whig (1834–1854) Republican (1854–1865) National Union (1864–1865) Spouse(s)Mary Todd (m. 1842; his death 1865) Children Robert, Edward, Willie, and Tad Profession Lawyer Politician
Early life and family ancestry Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809, the second child of Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln, in a one-room log cabin on the Sinking Spring Farm in Hardin County, Kentucky (now LaRue County). He was a descendant of Samuel Lincoln, who migrated from Norfolk, England to Hingham, Massachusetts, in 1638.
Lincoln in his late 30s as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Photo taken by one of Lincoln's law students around 1846. Abraham Lincoln began a long road to become the sixteenth president of the USA, In 1834, he was elected into the House of Representatives and began studying to become a lawyer. For the next few years, he practiced law all across the state. In 1847, he was elected into Congress, but his opinions did not ensure him a long stay there. He was vehemently against slavery.
1861 inaugural at the Capitol 1861 inaugural at the Capitol building. The dome above the rotunda was still under construction. Later, Lincoln was elected for the second term of Presidency in 1864. The South surrendered, and the Civil War was ended on April 9, 1865. The difficult period of time began, the time for reconstruction and reconciliation, but Lincoln would not be the person to lead the country through this difficult period.
The young Lincoln in sculpture at Senn Park, Chicago.
Protecting a Native American Lincoln depicted protecting a Native American from his own men in a scene often related about Lincoln's service during the Black Hawk War.
Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg The only confirmed photo of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, some three hours before the speech.
Lincoln presents the first draft of the Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln presents the first draft of the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet. Painted by Francis Bicknell Carpenter in 1864
Events aboard the River Queen in March 1865 President Lincoln (center right) with, from left, Generals Sherman and Grant and Admiral Porter–1868 painting of events aboard the River Queen in March 1865
Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. On April 14, Abraham Lincoln with his wife attended the play in Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. A few minutes past ten o'clock, an actor stepped into the Presidential box and shot the President. In the following morning Abraham Lincoln died.
Lincoln Memorial The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It has always been a major tourist attraction and since the 1930s has been a symbolic center focused on race relations. The building is in the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln, "The Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address.
The primary statue – Abraham Lincoln The primary statue – Abraham Lincoln, dedicated in 1922, it is one of several monuments built to honor an American president.
Lincoln's image is carved into the stone of Mount Rushmore Lincoln has been consistently ranked both by scholars and the public as one of the three greatest U.S. presidents.
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