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Last Updated: Oct 11th, 2011 - 05:24:53 

Presidents Day

Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
By Sarah Lane
Oct 11, 2011, 16:03 PST

Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865


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Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky.  As a young boy he had a knack for storytelling and mimicry, which would later turn into a comfortable rapport with an audience inspired by his speeches. 

As our nation's 16th president, Lincoln faced many challenges during the Civil War.  His upbringing in law aided his cause and he was inspired to begin his studies by a man named John Todd Stuart.  In September of 1836, he passed the bar exam and was admitted to practice as an attorney.  In the year 1842, he married Mary Todd, and in 1846, he was elected to congress. 

Abraham Lincoln established the Emancipation Proclamation and was always interested in a restored Union based on the concept of no bias.  We will never know what would have happened if Lincoln had continued his quest, since he was assassinated on April 14th, 1865.  He was a strong man with blunt convictions, and wasn't afraid to put himself on the line for his beliefs, including the idea that all men are created equal.

Source:     University of Kentucky

National Archives and Records Administration


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Abraham Lincoln Online

This site is devoted entirely to our 16th president and has many resources.  "This Week in History" gives you facts about Lincoln's life, and there's an enlightening Lincoln quote of the week.  You'll find new books about him, news highlights, speeches, and discussions, or you can search the index for other topics.  Finally, be sure not to miss the photo tour of Lincoln places.

Source:     Abraham Lincoln Online


Abraham Lincoln Research Site

You'll find a wealth of information at this site.  In the "About the Man" section there is a one-page summary of Lincoln's life, a collection of Authentic Lincoln quotes, a section on Ann Rutledge (Lincolns 1st romance?), tragedy at Ford's theater, Abe's favorite poem, and some modern sketches.  You can read about Lincoln descendants, significant people in his life, and related events and locations; such as:  Robert Lincoln, Edwin Booth, Judge Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln tomb, Lincoln's Lost Speech, the route of his funeral train complete with map, a chronology and much, much more.

Source:     Roger Norton

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