Short biography of abraham lincoln a short biography of abraham lincoln by gordon leidner of great american history lincoln was born in hodgenville, kentucky on feb 12, 1809 even though lincoln lost the senate race to douglas, he was elected president in 1860 as a result of his nomination, eleven southern. Abraham lincoln biography lincoln picture what can one say about what many average american citizens and american historians consider to be the finest president we have ever had abraham lincoln has long been endeared in the hearts of all of humankind-including those southerners and operatives of the status. Abraham lincoln is credited by many with saving a nation from humble beginnings to a tragic end, follow the events that shaped the life of the united states' 16th president. Abraham lincoln became the united states' 16th president in 1861, issuing the emancipation proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the. In the sixteenth in a series on american presidents, the life and career of abraham lincoln are discussed. In 2008 and into the first months of 2009, many notable books on our 16th president have appeared, but some exceptional ones stand above the rest lincoln's presidential years have drawn more scholarly attention than the period before he entered the white house some scholars argue that, despite the glut of biographies.
America's 16th president was one of the nation's most respected and steadfast yet in key areas his views evolved greatly over the course of his life. Born: february 12, 1809 hodgenville, kentucky died: april 14, 1865 washington, dc american president the sixteenth president of the united states and president during the civil war (1861–1865), abraham lincoln will forever be remembered by his inspirational rise to fame, his efforts to rid the country of slavery, and. Abraham lincoln sixteenth president of the united states born in 1809 - died in 1865 abraham lincoln abraham lincoln was born in a log cabin in kentucky to abraham lincoln from appleton's cyclopedia of american biography 1888 at biographycom search for abraham lincoln scroll the panel for the video.
Abraham lincoln was the 16th president of the united states of america, the leader who successfully prosecuted the civil war to preserve the nation abraham lincoln was born on sinking springs farm near hodgenville, kentucky, on february 12, 1809, to thomas and nancy hanks lincoln, and named for his paternal. Abraham lincoln papers at the library of congress history abraham lincoln library of congress, words and deeds in american history collection alternate: for the president of the united states, and james q howard was sent to springfield, illinois to gather reminiscences such as this one for a campaign biography.
When abraham lincoln was elected president in 1860, seven slave states left the union to form the confederate states of america, and four more joined when hostilities began between the north and south a bloody civil war then engulfed the nation as lincoln vowed to preserve the union, enforce the laws of the united. An enlightening intellectual biography of lincoln, allen guelzo's peerless account of america's most celebrated president explores the role of ideas in lincoln's life, treating him as a serious thinker deeply involved in the nineteenth- century debates over politics, religion, and culture written with passion and dramatic. Abraham lincoln (february 12, 1809 to april 15, 1865) was the 16th president of the united states and is regarded as one of america's greatest heroes due to his role as savior of the union and emancipator of the slaves his rise from humble beginnings to achieving the highest office in the land is a. Abraham lincoln is widely considered america's greatest president monday, february 12, marks the 209th anniversary of his birth born on the kentucky frontier, lincoln would grow up to lead america through one of its bloodiest conflicts he cleared the path for the abolition of slavery, preserved the union.
Abraham lincoln was born in humble surroundings, a one-room log cabin with dirt floors in hardin county, kentucky his father, thomas congressman lincoln boldly challenged president james polk's assertion that the mexicans had started the war by attacking american soldiers on american soil in a speech on the.
Abraham lincoln, byname honest abe, the rail-splitter, or the great emancipator, (born february 12, 1809, near hodgenville, kentucky, us—died april 15, 1865, washington, dc), 16th president of the united states (1861–65), who preserved the union during the american civil war and brought about. Biography of president abraham lincoln wwweslvideocom quiz #: 23633 when was abraham lincoln born where was he born how old was abraham lincoln when he left his home to work what happened in 1832 what happened in 1846 why did the north and the south disagree who initially supported.
Biography: what is abraham lincoln most known for lincoln is most famous for leading the country during the american civil war his leadership in the north helped the country to remain strong and defeat the south keeping the country united he also pushed for the freedom of all slaves throughout the nation growing. The civil war trust's biography page for president abraham lincoln abraham lincoln, sixteenth president of the united states, was born near hodgenville, kentucky on february 12, 1809 his family moved to another time, he stopped his men before they executed a wandering native american as a spy stepping in. Marking the two-hundredth anniversary of lincoln's birth, this marvelous short biography by a leading historian offers an illuminating portrait of one of the giants in the american story it is the best concise introduction to lincoln in print, a must- have volume for anyone interested in american history or in our greatest president. He was shot while watching the play 'our american cousins' at the ford theatre by well-known actor and confederate spy john wilkes-booth booth originally planned to kidnap the president but lincoln made a speech on 11 april about voting rights for black people, angering booth after being in a coma for nine hours,.