Born to Nancy and Thomas Hanks, in the famous one-room log cabin in modern day Kentucky.
Abraham Lincoln's mother perished due to a milk sickness.
Abraham Lincoln leaves his family to go off on his own, making his way to New Salem at 22 years old.
After being defeated when he ran for a seat in the Illinois General Assembly as a candidate for the Whig Party, Lincoln began to have his burning desire to get involved in more ambitious political ventures.
For the first time, Lincoln achieved his goal of being elected to the Illinois General assembly, as a member of the Whig Party.
Lincoln and Mary are wed in the home of Mary's sister.
Mary and Lincoln's first child is born, Robert Todd Lincoln.
Edward baker Lincoln is born, their second child.
Lincoln was elected to a seat in the US House of Representatives, part of the Thirtieth Congress. He represented the Whig Party.
Lincoln proposes legislation in the US House of Representatives to abolish slavery in D.C.
Edward Lincoln died in the family home due to an illness, at the age of 3.
William Wallace Lincoln was born.
Thomas Lincoln was born.
The Kansas-Nebraska act passed, effectively pulling Lincoln back into the political world.
Spurred by their competition for a spot in the US Senate were a series of 7 debates.
Abraham Lincoln became the 16th president of the United States.
Lincoln gives his most famous speech.
Lincoln is shot in Ford's Theater while watching a play. He dies the next day at 56 years old.