Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. He is also one of the most famous presidents ever. He kept the country together during the Civil War. He was also assassinated shortly after the end of the war.


The Life and Legacy of Abraham Lincoln
Trace his life from humble beginnings through a law and political career and to his time as President, including his role in preserving the Union during the Civil War.

The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln faced challenges like no other President before him.

Quotes of Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln said or wrote a great many famous things.

The Gettysburg Address
Lincoln gave this famous speech at the dedication of a cemetery for soldiers killed in the famous Battle of Gettysburg.

The Story of the Gettysburg Address
Even though it was short, the famous speech wasn't just dashed off. Find out more about how and why Lincoln wrote.

The Gettysburg Address: Structure and Style
The speech is notable for its words and how they were chosen and arranged.

White House Biography
This site is FILLED with excellent details about this famous, important president.

50 Interesting Things about Lincoln's life
Lincoln is famous for terrible things, like the Civil War and being assassinated. But he also enjoyed a long life before those things happened.

Abraham Lincoln: An Illustrated Timeline
This EXCELLENT timeline combines words and pictures to tell the story of Lincoln in simple language. Young readers will certainly appreciate it!

Abraham Lincoln Research Site
This site is helpful for students and adults, with information on the main aspects of Lincoln's life and legacy. Includes many interesting historical oddities, including the Lincoln family's White House pets.

Documents of Abraham Lincoln
This LONG list of documents includes his inaugural address, several State of the Union speeches, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Gettysburg Address, and many more documents of this famous man.

Mr. Lincoln's White House
Take a look at the White House as Lincoln and his family would have seen it.

Graphics courtesy of ArtToday

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