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Facts about Abraham Lincoln







  1. He was born in a one-room log cabin on Sinking Spring Farm,
    Kentucky. This made him the first US president from west of the
    Appalachian range.

  2. Lincoln's ancestry is mapped down to Samuel Lincoln. Samuel
    had come to Massachusetts in the 17th century, from England.


  3. Lincoln's education comprised only 18 months of schooling.
    Thereafter, he was self-educated and benefited a lot from his
    habit of reading.

  4. Lincoln could wrestle and was exceptionally skilled with an
    axe. But, he refrained from fishing and hunting because of his
    love for animals.

  5. Lincoln relished lamb shanks, chicken casserole, and scalloped
    oysters.


  6. Cool Facts on Abraham Lincoln

    1. Abraham Lincoln was born to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, on
      February 12, 1809. They were both uneducated farmers.


    2. He led the country through the American Civil War and not only
      preserved the Union, but also put an end to the social evil –
      slavery.Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation on September 22,
      1862, initiated the end of slavery in the United States.


    3. Before his presidential election in 1860, Abraham Lincoln had
      served as a country lawyer, a state legislator in Illinois, a
      member of the House of Representatives and had campaigned twice
      for US Senate elections.


    4. Abraham Lincoln managed his own presidential re-election in
      1864.


    5. He is ranked by scholars and historians from all over the
      world as one of the greatest U.S. Presidents.


    Unknown Facts about Abraham Lincoln

    1. Abraham Lincoln was very close to his step-mother Sarah Bush
      Johnston, but distant from his father. His mother died of 'milk
      sickness', when Abraham was nine years old.


    2. Abraham Lincoln was always fascinated with machines and held
      the patent for a device that was created for keeping shipping
      vessels buoyant over shoals. The patent number was 6469, and it
      was issued on May 22, 1849.

    3. Abraham Lincoln came from a family that originally belonged to
      a Hardshell Baptist church. However, Abraham himself never ever
      joined any other church.

    4. Abraham Lincoln had a dream about his own assassination, which
      he shared with his main bodyguard Ward Hill Lamon, days before
      the actual event.

    5. His assassination made Lincoln the first American president to
      die in this manner. Abraham Lincoln died at the age of 56 and
      his mortal remains were buried at Springfield, Illinois.


    Abraham Lincoln Trivia

    1. Q: How tall was Abraham Lincoln?

      A: Abraham Lincoln was unusually tall. He was all of 6 feet and
      4 inches.


    2. Q: When did Abraham Lincoln become President?

      A: Abraham Lincoln became the 16th President of the United
      States of America on November 6, 1860. He won against Stephen A.
      Douglas – a Democrat, John C. Breckinridge – also a Democrat and
      John Bell – a member of the Constitutional Union Party. The
      victory made Abraham Lincoln the first Republican president of
      the US.


    3. Q: In which year did Abraham Lincoln die?

      A: Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865. He was assassinated.

    4. Q: Who killed Abraham Lincoln?

      A: Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, a
      well-known actor and Confederate spy. The original plan was to
      kidnap Lincoln and hold him as ransom for the release of
      important Confederate prisoners.

    5. Q: Which town was Abraham Lincoln assassinated in?

      A: Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theater, Washington DC. He
      was attending the play Our American Cousin, on April 14, 1865,
      when the unfortunate event unfolded.



   
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