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1 “With malice toward none, with charity for all.”
Abraham Lincoln “With malice toward none, with charity for all.”

2 Abraham Lincoln’s Parents Thomas and Nancy Lincoln

3 Abraham Lincoln’s Childhood
Born February 12, 1809 Had one sister named Sarah His father was a farmer. Lincoln did not want to be a farmer and he and his father were not close. Both of Lincoln’s parents were illiterate (they could not read) Lincoln’s mother died when he was 9

4 Lincoln’s Stepmother Lincoln’s father remarried after the death of his first wife He married Sarah Johnston She was also illiterate but encouraged Lincoln to teach himself how to read and write Lincoln was very close to his stepmother and looked up to her

5 Abraham Lincoln and School
Abraham only had one year of formal schooling Taught himself how to read the Bible, Shakespeare and law books Never read a novel One of the best writers we have had in the White House

6 Lincoln Finds Politics
Lincoln leaves home at age 21 and moves to Illinois Holds many jobs (postmaster, surveyor, merchant) Runs for his first government office at age 23 (state legislature) and loses Lincoln becomes a lawyer in the 1830s

7 Abraham Lincoln’s Wife Mary Todd Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd November 4, 1842. Mary Todd came from a slave owning family Together they had four children. Only one of their children would reach adulthood.

8 Edward’s home where the Lincoln’s were married
Marriage certificate of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln

9 Abraham Lincoln’s Children
Robert Todd Lincoln was the first born son. Born on August 1, 1843 Only child to survive to adulthood and live a full life Attended Harvard Law School Put his mother into a mental institute when she was older

10 Lincoln’s Second Son Eddie Baker Lincoln was born March 10, 1846
In December of 1849, Eddie became ill He died February 1, 1850 at the age of 3

11 Lincoln’s Third Son William Wallace Lincoln (Willie) was born December 21, 1850 He became ill with typhoid fever while living in the White House He died February 20, 1862 at age 11

12 Lincoln’s Fourth Son Thomas “Tad” Lincoln was born April 4, 1853
He was named after Lincoln’s father By age 12 he could not read or write He died July 15, 1871 at the age of 18

13 Lincoln Becomes President

14 Election of 1860 In 1860, Abraham Lincoln defeated three other men to become the president of the United States He won by a large margin because the Democratic Party was split

15 Great Accomplishments as President

16 Emancipation Proclamation
President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862 It freed all slaves in the Confederate States Slaves in the border states were not freed yet This was the building block to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution

17 The 13th Amendment The 13th Amendment completely abolished slavery and prohibits it’s existence today At the time it was passed, slavery was only legal in Delaware, Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland and New Jersey The 13th Amendment freed the remaining slaves in those states Although President Lincoln proposed the 13th Amendment, he was assassinated before it was passed

18 Election of 1864 Nevada Becomes a State
Lincoln is elected to President again He makes Nevada a state in 1864 because he needs their vote in the election and their help to pass the 13th Amendment

19 Our First President is Assassinated

20 John Wilkes Booth On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth entered Ford’s Theater and assassinated President Abraham Lincoln Booth was a Southerner that did not agree with President Lincoln’s views on slavery

21 “With malice toward none, with charity for all”
Lincoln was a man of “golden character” He was well respected and one of the greatest American Presidents Even when others treated him poorly, he always treated them kindly He was honest and always showed his character through his generous actions

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