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Who was Abraham Lincoln?
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1861 and ended in 1865 when he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. He was 52 years old when he first began his term of office on March 4, 1861.

Abraham Lincoln's Nickname Meanings
He was named after his paternal grandfather but his nickname was 'Abe'. He had a variety of nicknames including The Great Emancipator, The Ancient One, Honest Abe, The Rail Splitter. The 'Ancient One' referred to his wisdom, rather than his age. The Liberator and the Great Emancipator is a direct reference to the emancipation of the slaves. The 'Rail Splitter' refers to his humble origins and 'Honest Abe' his truthfulness and integrity, he returned money to customers who accidentally overpaid him..


Description and Picture of Abraham Lincoln
The picture of Abraham Lincoln portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as being 6 feet 4 inches in height and 180 pounds in weight. He had black hair that turned gray at the temples and gray eyes. His face was long with a sallow complexion and his face appeared even longer as he wore a beard. He was not interested in fashion and elegance and wore clothes that were comfortable, rather than smart.

Character and Personality Traits: What was Abraham Lincoln like?
The personality of Abraham Lincoln is described as honest, a man of great principles and integrity. He was plain spoken, a man of the people. He was highly intelligent, hard working, logical and witty. Abraham Lincoln had a good sense of humor and was relaxed when mixing with people.

Facts about President Abraham Lincoln and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was Abraham Lincoln famous for? Why was Abraham Lincoln important? The history and life of President Abraham Lincoln during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President Abraham Lincoln Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was Abraham Lincoln?  
 He was the 16th President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1861 and ended in 1865 (March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865).
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Republican political party
What other political offices did Abraham Lincoln hold before his presidency?
 Illinois State Legislature, 1834
 U.S. House of Representatives, 1847-49
Who was his Vice President?
 His Vice Presidents were Hannibal Hamlin (1861-65) and Andrew Johnson (1865)
What were the main events and the major accomplishments of his presidency?
 The attack on Fort Sumter and the start of the Civil War (1861 - 1863)
 The Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
 The National Banking Act (1863)
 The Conscription Act (1863)
 The Gettysburg Address (1863)
 The 30th Amendment to the Constitution (1865)
 The General Robert E. Lee surrenders to General Ulysses S. Grant April 9 1865
 The President was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth April 14, 1865
What was Abraham Lincoln' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was "Honest Abe"
Who was Abraham Lincoln' s first  lady?
 The name of his First Lady was Mary Lincoln
President Abraham Lincoln Fact File - Political Career and Presidency

Interesting Facts about the Private Life of Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of Abraham Lincoln can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

Abraham Lincoln Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was Abraham Lincoln born?  
 He was born on February 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was Thomas Lincoln
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Nancy Hanks Lincoln. His stepmother was Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln
Where was Abraham Lincoln educated and what was his religion?
 He had no formal education
 Religion: Republican
What did Abraham Lincoln do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as a Lawyer
Who was Abraham Lincoln' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his wife was Mary Todd (1818-1882). They married on November 4, 1842
 The couple raised a family. The names of their children were Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926); Edward Baker Lincoln (1846-50); William Wallace Lincoln (1850-62); Thomas "Tad" Lincoln (1853-71)
When did Abraham Lincoln die?
 He died on April 15, 1865, at Petersen's Boarding House in Washington, D.C.
Abraham Lincoln Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

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Video about Abraham Lincoln
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