Abraham Lincoln

16th President of the United States
(March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865)

Nicknames: "Honest Abe"; "Illinois Rail-Splitter"

Born: February 12, 1809, in Hardin (now Larue) County, Kentucky
Died: April 15, 1865, at Petersen's Boarding House in Washington, D.C.

Father: Thomas Lincoln
Mother: Nancy Hanks Lincoln
Stepmother: Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln
Married: Mary Todd (1818-1882), on November 4, 1842
Children: Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926); Edward Baker Lincoln (1846-50); William Wallace Lincoln (1850-62); Thomas "Tad" Lincoln (1853-71)

Religion: No formal affiliation
Education: No formal education
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Republican
Other Government Positions:

Presidential Salary: $25,000/year

Presidential Election Results:
Year Popular Votes Electoral Votes
1860 Abraham Lincoln
John C. Breckinridge
John Bell
Stephen A. Douglas
1864 Abraham Lincoln
George B. McClellan
(Votes Not Cast)
Vice Presidents: Hannibal Hamlin (1861-65); Andrew Johnson (1865)

Secretary of State
William H. Seward (1861-65)
Secretary of the Treasury
Salmon P. Chase (1861-64)
William P. Fessenden (1864-65)
Hugh McCulloch (1865)
Secretary of War
Simon Cameron (1861-62)
Edwin M. Stanton (1862-65)
Attorney General
Edward Bates (1861-64)
James Speed (1864-65)
Postmaster General
Montgomery Blair (1861-64)
William Dennison (1864-65)
Secretary of the Navy
Gideon Welles (1861-65)
Secretary of the Interior
Caleb B. Smith (1861-63)
John P. Usher (1863-65)

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Internet Biographies:

Abraham Lincoln -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
Compiled by the White House.
Abraham Lincoln -- from The American Presidency
Grolier Online has created this resource from its collection of print articles in Encyclopedia Americana. Contains a full biography, written by Benjamin P. Thomas, author of "Abraham Lincoln: A Biography" and Harry C. Black, Professor of History and Director of the Institute of Southern History, The Johns Hopkins University, along with suggestions for further reading.
Abraham Lincoln -- from The American President
From the PBS series The American President, this biography covers his early life, his presidency, and his legacy. Also includes quotations, links to other websites, and lesson plans.
Abraham Lincoln -- from DiscoverySchool.com
Complete biography powered by World Book Online.
Abraham Lincoln's Obituary -- from Dead Presidents
The text from page 1 of The New York Times, April 16, 1865. Placed on the web by Manus Hand.
Abraham Lincoln -- from History Place
History of Abraham Lincoln in a timeline format with photographs. Hypertext links add more detail to the issues of the time.
On Abraham Lincoln -- from the Secular Web
This detailed biographical narrative written by Robert Green Ingersoll in 1894.
Historical Documents:
First Inaugural Address (1861)
Second Inaugural Address (1865)
Lyceum Address (1838)
House Divided Speech (1858)
Lincoln's Autobiography (1860)
Copper Union Address (1860)
Farewell Address (1861)
Addresses to the New Jersey State Senate and General Assembly (1861)
Address in Independence Hall (1861)
Proclamation Calling Militia and Convening Congress (1861)
Proclamation of Blockade Against Southern Ports (1861)
Letter to Horace Greeley (1862)
Meditation on the Divine Will (1862)
Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
Thanksgiving Proclamation (1863)
Gettysburg Address (1863)
Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction (1863)
The Writings of Abraham Lincoln
Other Internet Resources:
Abraham Lincoln's Assassination
Created by Roger Norton, a retired American History teacher, this site provides information on the assassination, as well as profiles of Booth and the other co-conspirators in Lincoln's death. There are other unusual facts here on the assassination.
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
Tourist information on the 116.5-acre park that commemorates the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. Located in Hogenville, Kentucky.
Assassination of President Lincoln And the Trial of the Assassins
This site illustrates and presents a 50 page paper of Brigadier-General Henry L. Burnett's memories of the Lincoln Assassination Trial at which he served as special judge advocate. The paper was discovered in a file on Gen. Burnett in the library at Goshen NY, the town in which Gen. Burnett lived at the end of his life. Created by Mary S. Van Deusen.
Ford's Theater
The Washington, D.C. theater where Lincoln was shot. This site by the National Park Service contains history, virtual tours, tourist information and a list of related web sites.
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Tourist information for this Lincoln City, Indiana site where Lincoln spent fourteen years of his life growing up.
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Visitors information on the only home Lincoln ever owned. Located in Springfield, Illinois.
Lincoln Log Cabin
Located near Charleston, Illinois. Tourist information and history of the cabin can be found here.
Lincoln Memorial
Tribute to the 16th President of the United States. Located in Washington, D.C. From the National Park Service.
Lincoln Museum
Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This site has exibits, myths and legends, and frequently asked questions about Lincoln. Visitor and class tour information available.
Lincoln Tomb State Historical Site
The burial site of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln and three of their four children. Information on it's construction and preservation, as well as tourist information, can be found at this web site.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Site
While running for the U.S. Senate in 1856, Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas debated seven times throughout the state of Illinois. Here are the locations that those debates took place.
Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site
The only one of three law offices of Lincoln's still standing. Tourist information on this Springfield, Illinois site also available.
Mount Rushmore
Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the faces of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt stand 60 feet tall.
Petersen's Boarding House
The house where Lincoln died. Narratives and photos of the place where Lincoln spent his last few hours.
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