Feb. 12, 1809: Lincoln was born in Kentucky.
December 1816: Lincoln's family moves to Indiana.
October 5, 1818: Lincoln's mother dies.
March 1830: Lincoln's family moves to Illinois.
May 1833: Lincoln becomes the postmaster of New Salem.
August 4, 1834: Lincoln elected to the Illinois State Legislature.
March 1, 1837: Lincoln becomes a lawyer.
Where was Lincoln from?
Why was Lincoln Important
Abraham Lincoln was important because he helped keep the Union together during the Civil War and helped start the process of ending slavery.