Timeline Description: This timeline will outline all of the major events that occurred during the lifetime of Abraham Lincoln. It will begin when he was born and end at his death. You will learn about who Abraham Lincoln was by reading through this timeline. He was one of America's heroes. Lincoln's biggest accomplishment was his emancipation of the slaves.
|1809||Abraham Lincoln is born
Lincoln was born in Kentucky on February 12th. This became known as "Lincoln Day."
|1817||Abraham Lincoln's family settled in Indiana
The Lincoln family settled in Perry County, Indiana. This included his father, mother, sister, and self.
|1831||Lincoln worked for himself
His work included: boat building, sailing, carpentry, hog sticking, sawmilling, and logging. He also began studying the law. He re-enlisted in the Black Hawk War.
|1842||Abraham Lincoln Married
Abraham Lincoln married Miss Mary Todd of Kentucky. They had four sons together.
|1856||Organized the Republican Party
Nominated Vice-President, but was not chosen for its first convention.
Abraham Lincoln became the 16th President of the United States on March 4th, 1861. Civil War began on April 12th.
On January 1st, emancipation was proclaimed. Lincoln delivered a famous speech known as The Gettysburg Address. This occurred on November 19th on the battlefield near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
|1864||Abraham Lincoln Reelected President
Abraham Lincoln reelected on November 8th as the Republican President. It was a unanimous nomination.
|1865||Inaugurated President for the second term
Lincoln was inaugurated on March 4th for his second presidential term. He was then assassinated on April 14th in Ford's Theater by Wilkes Booth. Booth was slain on April 26th.
|1922||Lincoln Memorial completed
The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated to Lincoln on May 30th. The building is a constant reminder of Lincoln's significance and valuable contributions to the history of the country. It is located in Washington D.C.