Full name: Abraham Lincoln
Birth: February 12, 1809 near Hadgenville Kentucky
Death: Shot at Fords Theatre by John Wilkes on April 15, 1865
Education: He was educated formally at a one roomed school.
Family: He married Mary Tod on November 4, 1842 and had 4 kids:
1. Robert Tod Lincoln (August 1, 1843)
2. Edward Baker Lincoln (March 10, 1846)
3. William Wallace Lincoln (December 21, 1850)
4. Thomas Lincoln (April 4, 1853)
Career: Abraham Lincoln was elected to state legislature in the summer of
1834, 1836, 1838, and 1840. In 1842 he left legislature to study law. He was
elected to Congress as Whig on August 3, 1847. On November 6 1860 he was
elected to president. On November 8 1864 he was reelected.
Claim to fame: Abraham was famous because he was president, because he
was assassinated, and because he tried to prohibit slavery.
Impact on life today: He had an impact on life today because there no
longer is slavery.
Impact on people around him: Abe had an impact on people around him
because he was president for eight years straight.
I think Abraham Lincoln is worth recalling in history because he fought
to stop slavery.