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1 Abraham Lincoln: Railsplitter for President Elect Honest Abe His Story in my words, his words, and his peers words By Howard Taylor, Teacher from Illinois



4 The Beginning of the Story Part One

5 "...he'll never come to much, fur I'll tell you he wuz the puniest, cryin'est little youngster I ever saw." Said by Dennis Hanks

6 The Lincolns' rough-hewn cabin on Nolin Creek near Hodgenville, Kentucky

7 Nancy Hanks Lincoln Bronze sculpture at Hodginville, Ky: the Lincoln Family Thomas Lincoln

8 Lincoln Birthplace National Memorial, near Hodgenville, Ky

9 A young Abraham reading by the light of the fire, in his Indiana Family Cabin. Drawing by Lloyd Ostendorf

10 Lincoln Family Church Knob Baptist Church Hodgenville, Ky

11 Books that the young Abraham read over and over

12 Abraham learns to read, Discovers George Washington. Honesty is learned New Step-mother, Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln brings books to 10 year old Abe Pastor Wheems Biography of George Washington with Curious Anecdotes

13 Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln, Abrahams Step-Mother Thomas and Sarahs cabin near Charleston, Illinois

14 Abraham the rail splitter and log builder The Indiana Cabin

15 Lincoln the young man Part Two


17 Flatboat Operator Post MasterCaptain, Illinois Militia Blackhawk War Store Clerk and Owner Land Surveyor Lincoln at New Salem, and the things he did

18 Abraham Lincoln invention Patent # 6469 A buoyancy device to help flatboats navigate the rivers

19 Abraham Lincoln, lawyer From log courthouses to the Illinois Supreme Court at Springfield Inside the 1830s Macon County Courthouse at Decatur

20 Abraham Lincoln in the 1840s

21 Enter Miss Mary Todd Part Three

22 Mary Todd from Lexington, Abrahams wife and mother of their four boys

23 The Lincoln family during the Civil War

24 President Lincoln and Tad looking at a family scrapbook

25 Eddie WillieRobert Tad, as a teenager Those Lincoln boys!

26 Abraham and Marys home at Springfield, Illinois

27 We have been elected! Part Four

28 Politician and Presidential Candidate, 1860 Remember Abes George Washington influence from Pastor Wheems book

29 President-Elect Lincoln visits his step-mother, Sarah Bush Lincoln, at Charleston before leaving for Washington

30 First Inauguration: and we denounce the lawless invasion by armed force of the soil of any State or Territory, no matter what pretext, as among the gravest of crimes.

31 ...this old mansion

32 "She is absolute mistress of all that part of the White House inside of the vestibule on the first floor, and of all the upper floor east of the folding doors across the hall at the head of the stairs. She has had varied assistance in the management of her domain since she came into possession of it," wrote presidential aide William O. Stoddard

33 A new beard, and many problems on his shoulders in 1861

34 A Great Civil War Part Five


36 The Commander and Chief

37 Needed: One Great General Part Six

38 Gen. Winfield Scott William Tecumseh Sherman Ulysses S. Grant President Lincoln Pres. Lincoln and Gen. George McClellan Gen. Ambrose Burnside Gen. Philip Sheridan Gen. Benjamin Butler Pres. Lincoln and Generals in the White House

39 Field Commanders, Antietam

40 Slavery was not the original issue in this war Part Six

41 Emancipation

42 Slavery and then Emancipation

43 The First Modern War Part Seven

44 The First Modern War Telegraph and T-mailing, Ironclads, Repeater Rifles, Air Balloons for Surveillance, The Railroads

45 A New National Cemetery Needs Dedicated Part Eight

46 The President riding into Gettysburg to give his short speech

47 The Gettysburg Cemetery

48 A General is Found Part Nine

49 U.S. Grant, new General of Union Forces


51 General William Tecumseh Sherman

52 President Lincoln entering Richmond


54 Ford Theatre in 1865


56 Villain of the century, John Wilkes Booth

57 Our Nation Mourns Part Ten

58 President Lincolns Funeral Train

59 One morning several days after the assassination, Tad faced up to his new situation in life. He said to a White House servant, "Pa is dead. I can hardly believe that I shall never see him again. I must learn to take care of myself now. Yes, Pa is dead, and I am only Tad Lincoln now, little Tad, like other little boys. I am not a president's son now. I won't have many presents anymore. Well, I will try and be a good boy, and will hope to go someday to Pa and brother Willie, in heaven."

60 A Tomb and Five National Memorials

61 Lincolns tomb, Springfield, Illinois

62 Gutzon Borglums Mt. Rushmore National Memorial


64 Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.

65 Now he belongs to the Ages as Secretary Edward Stanton stated at Lincolns deathbed, after the Presidents last breath. Part Twelve The Conclusion

66 ... Now he belongs to the ages, or the angels, as some historians think was said by Secretary of War Edward Stanton at the death of the 16 th President

67 Abraham Lincolns 200 th Bi-Centennial birthday will be celebrated starting February 9, Learn from Abraham. He was not perfect. He was a politician, but always was honorable and truthful as far as we can tell. Historians like to write new history to say otherwise, but the results of the 16 th Presidents actions will stand positive in history. Thank you for watching and listening to my Lincoln Powerpoint. Howard Taylor, Illinois Teacher and Lincoln Scholar

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