ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Abraham Lincoln

life dates

02/12/1809 - 04/15/1865

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.

Birth

02/12/1809

Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln.

Movement

1811

The Lincoln family move to a 230 acre farm near Sinking Spring.

moved to Indiana

1816

December: The Lincoln family move to Indiana
(For free i.e., non-slave territory )and made a new start . Lincoln later noted that this move was "partly on account of slavery" but mainly due to land title difficulties

unsuccessful hunting

1817

Legend states that Abraham shot a wild turkey but hated the experience and never hunted again.

Death of mother

1818

In Indiana, when Lincoln was nine, his mother Nancy died of milk sickness

remarriage

1819

His father remarried Sarah Bush Johnston
Lincoln became very close to his stepmother, and referred to her as "Mother"

Illinois

1830

The Lincoln family move to Illinois
First political speech of Abe in favor of improving navigation on the Sangamon River.

Clerk

1831

He settles in New Salem and working as a clerk in the village store

the first steps

1832

March: Abe becomes a candidate for Illinois General Assembly but In August 6 he loses election
Later Abe and William Berry become partners and purchase a village store in New Salem.

happenings

1834

Three important events are:
August 4: Lincoln is elected to the Illinois General Assembly
He starts to study law and meets Ann Rutledge

1835

1835

1) Ann Rutledge dies from fever
2)Lincoln Becomes leader of the Whig Part

Circuit Court

1839

Practises as a lawyer on the 8th Judicial Circuit in Illinois
December 3: Admission to United States Circuit Court
Meets Mary Todd at a Christmas dance

engaged

1840

Mary Todd accepts his proposal of marriage and the couple become engaged But in 1941 they broke off this engagement

Marriage

1842

Abe marries Mary Todd in Springfield

Important

1846

March 10: Edward Baker Lincoln is born
May 1: Nominated as Whig candidate for U.S. Congress
August 3: Abe is elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

leaves politics

1849

March 31: Abe leaves politics to practice law in Springfield

Honest Abe

1850

Lincoln resumes his role in the 8th Judicial Circuit gaining a reputation as an outstanding lawyer and earning the nickname of 'Honest Abe'

competition

1858

June 16: Nominated as Republican senator from Illinois to oppose the Democrat Stephen A. Douglas.

The mr president

1860

March 6: Speech on slavery in New Haven, Connecticut
May 18: Nominated to be the Republican candidate for President of the United States
November 6: Abraham Lincoln is elected as 16th U.S. president
December 20: South Carolina secedes from the Union shortly followed by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.

First Adress

1861

March 4: President Lincoln delivers his First Inaugural Address
April 12 Attack on Fort Sumter - Confederates under General Pierre Beauregard open fire marking the start of the Civil War

assassination

1865

March 17: A kidnap plot by John Wilkes Booth fails when Lincoln fails to arrive as expected at the Soldiers Home
April 9: General Robert E. Lee surrenders his Confederate Army to General Ulysses S. Grant at the village of Appomattox Court House in Virginia
April 14: President Lincoln and his wife Mary go to Ford's Theater to see the play "Our American Cousin" . During the third act of the play John Wilkes Booth shoots the president in the head at approx 10:13 p.m.
April 15: President Abraham Lincoln dies at 7:22 in the morning. Vice President Andrew Johnson assumes the presidency
April 26: John Wilkes Booth is shot and killed in a tobacco barn in Virginia.
May 4: Abraham Lincoln is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, outside Springfield, Illinois.