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President Abraham Lincoln
(part 1 of 5)

Lincoln is considered America's greatest president. He guided the nation through its most dangerous time, the Civil War.

Early life

  • February 12, 1809 - Born in a log cabin in Kentucky.
  • 1815 - Attended classes in a log schoolhouse.
  • October 5, 1818 - Lincoln's mother died.
  • December 2, 1819 - Lincoln's father remarried. Lincoln's new mother helped him receive more education. All told, however, he attended school less than a year. Lincoln was basically self-educated. He traveled over the countryside to borrow books. The Bible was probably the only book his family owned, and he often quoted scripture in his public writings.
  • 1830 - The family moved to Illinois. Lincoln, who was tall & strong, hired-out to split fence rails for neighbors. From this, he acquired his nickname, "The Rail Splitter." He also acquired the nickname "Honest Abe."