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2 Abraham Lincoln By: Rachel Sorenson Presentation prepared for Mr. Bergs 5 th grade class 2008.

3 Table of Contents Title Page….……………………..pg.1 Table of Contents……...………….pg.2 Key Terms……………………….pg.3 Question 1………………...……..pg.4 Question 2………………………pg.5 Question 3………………………pg.6 Question 4………………………pg.7 Question 5………………………pg.8 Question 6………………………pg.9 Final Thoughts………………….pg.10

4 Key Terms WHIG – a member of a British political party which opposed the Tories in the 18 th and 19 th centuries. WHIG – a member of a British political party which opposed the Tories in the 18 th and 19 th centuries. TOMB – an excavation in the earth or rock for the burial of a corpse ; grave. TOMB – an excavation in the earth or rock for the burial of a corpse ; grave. COLOR BLIND – partially or totally unable to distinguish certain colors. COLOR BLIND – partially or totally unable to distinguish certain colors. DISTINGUISH – to recognize as distinct or different ; recognize the salient or individual features or characteristics. DISTINGUISH – to recognize as distinct or different ; recognize the salient or individual features or characteristics. CHARACTERISTICS – a feature that helps to identify, tell apart, or describe recognizably ; a distinguishing mark or trait. CHARACTERISTICS – a feature that helps to identify, tell apart, or describe recognizably ; a distinguishing mark or trait. TRAIT - a distinguishing characteristics or quality, esp. of ones personal nature. TRAIT - a distinguishing characteristics or quality, esp. of ones personal nature.

5 Question 1 What are some interesting facts about President Abraham Lincoln? He was born on February 12 th 1809, and died April 15 th 1865 at the age of 56. He was born on February 12 th 1809, and died April 15 th 1865 at the age of 56. His home state is Illinois. His home state is Illinois. When Abraham Lincoln was a little boy he almost drowned in Knobs Creek but was saved by a neighbor boy. When Abraham Lincoln was a little boy he almost drowned in Knobs Creek but was saved by a neighbor boy. Abraham Lincoln was the tallest President we had. He measured 6 foot 4 inches. Abraham Lincoln was the tallest President we had. He measured 6 foot 4 inches. Another fact many people don't know is that he was also colorblind. Another fact many people don't know is that he was also colorblind.

6 Question 2 What did Abraham Lincoln believe was the most important about being President? Abraham Lincoln thought freedom was the most important thing about being President. Abraham Lincoln thought freedom was the most important thing about being President.

7 Question 3 What political party did Abraham Lincoln belong to? Who were the members of Abraham Lincolns cabinet? Who were the members of Abraham Lincolns cabinet? Who were the members of Abraham Lincolns cabinet? Abraham Lincoln was a Whig turned Republican. Abraham Lincoln was a Whig turned Republican. The Cabinet members of Abraham Lincoln were William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Simon Cameron, and Edward Bates. The Cabinet members of Abraham Lincoln were William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Simon Cameron, and Edward Bates.

8 Question 4 How did Abraham Lincoln make a difference? He made a difference by ending slavery.

9 Question 5 Was our country better or worse when Abraham Lincoln was done? Explain. It was better because………………. It was better because………………. The Civil War was over and slavery ended because of his efforts. He made America a better place to live in peace. The Civil War was over and slavery ended because of his efforts. He made America a better place to live in peace.

10 Question 6 Is Abraham Lincoln still alive? If yes, where does Abraham Lincoln live? If no How and when did Abraham Lincoln die? Where is Abraham Lincoln buried? No, He is not alive today. How, he was at a theater when John Wilkes Booth shot him. No, He is not alive today. How, he was at a theater when John Wilkes Booth shot him. He died on April 15 th 1865, age of 56. He died on April 15 th 1865, age of 56. He is buried in the Lincoln Tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Spring Field, Illinois. He is buried in the Lincoln Tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Spring Field, Illinois.

11 Final thoughts I learned That Abraham Lincoln was a really nice guy an he was really serious about his work. He was a great president and did all of his work when it was needed to be done. I really liked this project because I really like to work on the computer and I really enjoyed learning about Abraham Lincoln. It was really fun.


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