18.02.12 Abe Lincoln Birthday

February 12, 2018
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President Abraham Lincoln Is Born

‘I was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished familiesasecond families, perhaps I should say.”

Pres. Lincoln, Dec 20, 1859 before he secured Republican nomination

Lincoln: Facts

  • Spent majority of young life on “the frontier” farming; Mom died when he was 10.
  • Tallest U.S. President: 6 ft 4 in (Pres. Trump is 6’3″); Lincoln’s wife Mary Todd stood 5 ft 2 in.
  • Father to 4 sons; Only 1 lived to adulthood.
  • Little formal education; avid reader. One-time store clerk.

Lincoln’s Famous Speech: Gettysburg Address

  • Approx 2 minutes; Just over 270 words.
  • 5 handwritten copies still exist; One copy in “Lincoln Bedroom” in the White House.
  • Recent History: Some now believe Lincoln suffered from Small Pox during speech.

Lincoln’s Famous Order
Emancipation Proclamation

“all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.”

  • Limited. Yet Significant.
  • Only impacted 10 southern states but set stage for abolition of slavery.

See President Abraham Lincoln's Handwritten Gettysburg Address & More:

by Jenna Lee,