Abraham Lincoln

Biography Project for Mrs. Hemry's 8th grade Language Arts class
made by AZ 5th Hour

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1804 in Hardin County, Kentucky and was assassinated on April 14, 1865.

Significant Events in History that Affected Abraham Lincoln's Life

  • Grew up in the poverty of frontier life.
  • The Civil War.
  • Black Hawk War

Abraham Lincoln's Childhood

As a child Abraham moved around a lot. Because of this, he never had a complete formal education. For a while he lived with his parents, his mothers cousin, and another two of his mothers relatives until everyone died except for Abraham and his Father.

People who influenced Lincolns life

  • Nancy Hanks Lincoln (Mother)- Was very affectionate and caring towards Lincoln.
  • Thomas Lincoln (Father)- Raised Abraham Lincoln.
  • Mary Todd Lincoln (Wife)- They were extremely in love with each other.
  • Robert- Lincolns first born son with Mary.
  • Edward- Lincolns second and last son with Mary. He died at only four-years-old.

Unique Facts

  1. He did not appreciate being called "Abe."
  2. He was the first president with a beard, and the first president to be assassinated.
  3. Lincoln saw slavery as 'morally wrong', but essential to the economy.


  1. Served as the Captain of the Illinois militia in the Indian wars (Black Hawk War.)
  2. Served four terms in the Illinois State Legislature.
  3. Elected president for two terms (1860-1864.)

The theme of Abraham's life was...

Abraham Lincoln overcame many obstacles and became one of the most famous people in American history.  Lincoln wasn't educated formally and became a very intelligent and successful lawyer, then he became the President of the United States and won the Civil War.

Works Cited

Stefoff, Rebecca. Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States. Ada, OK: Garrett Educational, 1989. Print.