Abraham Lincoln unknown Facts

Abraham Lincoln is known as an American president. But there’s more to him than that. Do you want to know some very interesting and unknown facts about him? Stick with us and you’ll find out!

Let us start by presenting Lincoln’s life. He came into the world on February 12th 1809. Hodgenville, Hardin County, Kentucky was his place of birth. He had one sister, Sarah. Abraham Lincoln’s parents were poor. The names of his parents were these: Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. They and his son settled in Indiana during Abraham’s younger years. Nancy Hans Lincoln died when he was 9 because of milk sickness. Sarah then took the role of a mom. Their dad married again after a while; the step mother was very much loved by Abraham.

Lincoln’s education was formal. He would mostly learn on his own thanks to borrowed books. Illinois was the Lincoln family’s next destination. There, the future president worked as postmaster, shopkeeper and various other small jobs. He became interested in politics. As a result, Abraham won a set in the Illinois Legislature in 1834, when he was 25 years old. In fact he took a job as lawyer and ran for the US Congress when he was 36. After winning the election, Abraham became a congressman. He then wanted to become a senator, but he didn’t win the election. Even so, the arguments he have against slavery gathered attention. As member of the Republican party, Abraham Lincoln ran in presidential elections organized in 1860. He became the new president 1 year later.Abraham-Lincoln

However, politicians in the southern states felt strongly against Abraham’s anti slavery policies. 7 states left the country as a result of his election. That is how the Confederacy (Confederate States of America) was born. It was made of South Carolina and the remainder of the states who seceded. April 12 1861 saw the beginning of the Civil War. The conflict between the North (otherwise known as the Union) and the South (or Confederacy) went on till 1865. The South lost and slavery dissolved. During the war, Lincoln announced this important document: the Emancipation Proclamation. This is one of his greatest accomplishments. According to the decree, slaves from the South had to be freed. But this didn’t happen over night. A couple of years later, though, the 13th Amendment came out. With it, every slave in the US finally regained their freedom.

Abraham Lincoln had wanted to be part of the reconstruction period following the Civil War. John Wilkes Booth shot him on April 14 1865. Lincoln was watching a play at the Ford Theater in Washington D.C. when the tragedy happened. He died the following day.

Abraham Lincoln is the 16th president of the US. There are many interesting and fun facts about him.

He had a nickname: Honest Abe. He wasn’t a fan of Abe, though, which is why he’d tell everyone to call him Lincoln. At 6’4″ (193 cm), Abraham was America’s tallest president. He was married to Mary Todd Lincoln. Her family was extremely wealthy. They met in 1839; Abraham proposed to her 1 year later. Because he was poor and she wasn’t, Lincoln’s mom and dad were initially opposed to the wedding. The couple were parents to 4 kids: Willie Lincoln, Robert Todd Lincoln, Tad Lincoln, and Edward Lincoln. Out of them, only the second boy reached an adult age.

Abraham is also known for his beard. In fact, he was America’s first full bearded leader. He loved animals, and he owned both dogs and cats. His cat’s name was Tabby; he had a dog called Fido. This president didn’t hunt. He once talked of himself as “a piece of floating driftwood.” Lincoln can be seen in photos wearing a tall black hat; that’s where he liked to hide documents of major importance. Despite telling jokes to acquaintances and family, Abraham suffered from depression. He’s the creator of standardized currency and he didn’t know how to play musical instruments.

Abraham was known for his dislike of smoking and drinking. He also didn’t enjoy chewing, but ate fruit and oysters with a passion! Abraham Lincoln enjoyed wrestling matches and he even patented a device. He is the first president to die at the hands of an assassin. Lincoln was a firm believer’s in giving women the right to vote. He was a Christian, but he wasn’t part of an organized church. Abraham was America’s first president ever to use this: the telegraph.

There are many impressive American speeches. One of them belongs to Abraham Lincoln. He delivered it in 1863. This is known in history as the Gettysburg Address.  His quotes are also famous.

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