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16th President of the United States
Nicknames: "Honest Abe"; "Illinois Rail Splitter"
Father: Thomas Lincoln
Mother: Nancy Hanks Lincoln
Stepmother: Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln
Married: Mary Todd (1818-1882), on November 4, 1842
Children: Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926); Edward Baker Lincoln (1846-50); William Wallace Lincoln (1850-62); Thomas "Tad" Lincoln(1853-71)
Religion: No formal affiliation
Education: No formal education
Political Party: Republican
Other Government Positions:
- Elected to Illinois State Legislature, 1834
- Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1847-49
Presidential Salary: $25,000/year
Presidential Election 1860 Results:
Popular Votes Electoral Votes
Abraham Lincoln 1,865,593 180
John C. Breckinrige 848,356 72
John Bell 592,906 39
Stephen A. Douglas 1,382,713 12
Presidential Election 1864 Results:
Abraham Lincoln 2,206,938 212
George B. McClellan 1,803,787 21
(Votes Not Cast) 81
- Secretary of State
- William H. Seward (1861-65)
- Secretary of the Treasury
- Salmon P. Chase (1861-64)
- William P. Fessenden (1864-65)
- Hugh McCulloch (1865)
- Secretary of War
- Simon Cameron (1861-62)
- Edwin M. Stanton (1862-65)
- Attorney General
- Edward Bates (1861-64)
- James Speed (1864-65)
- Postmaster General
- Montgomery Blair (1861-64)
- William Dennison (1864-65)
- Secretary of the Navy
- Gideon Welles (1861-65)
- Secretary of the Interior
- Caleb B. Smith (1861-63)
- John P. Usher (1863-65)
Supreme Court Appointments:
- Chief Justice
- Salmon Portland Chase (1864-73)
- Associate Justice
- Noah Haynes Swayne (1862-81)
- Samuel Freeman Miller (1862-90)
- David Davis (1862-77)
- Stephen Johnson Field (1863-97)
Lincoln's other war
The Civil War was not the only war Lincoln had to deal with.
The Dakota War of 1862, was an armed conflict between the United States and several bands of the eastern Sioux (also known as eastern Dakota). It began on August 17, 1862, along the Minnesota River in southwest Minnesota. It ended with a mass execution of 38 Dakota men on December 26, 1862, in Mankato, Minnesota. The Union won the war.
Who is Abraham Lincoln?
The Gettysburg Address
The Second Inaugural Address.
Lincoln on blacks
Did you Know?
The Civil War remains the deadliest war in American history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 750,000 soldiers and an undetermined number of civilian casualties. That is more than all American deaths in other U.S. wars combined.
The Civil War would cost the United States over $2.2. trillion dollars today.
The Papers of Abraham Lincoln is a long-term project dedicated to identifying, imaging, and publishing all documents written by or to Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime (1809-1865) For more information go to http://www.papersofabrahamlincoln.org/
The speeches during in the world of President Lincoln.
Lincoln's Final Journey
Abraham Lincoln: February 12, 1809-April 14th, 1865
The American Civil War 1861-1865
The American Civil War, also known as the War Between the States, the War of the Rebellion, or simply the Civil War (seenaming), was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 in the United States after several Southern slave states declared their secession and formed the Confederate States of America (the "Confederacy" or the "South")
The American Civil War
Date: April 12, 1861 – May 10, 1865 (by declaration) (4 years, 3 weeks and 6 days)
(last shot fired June 22, 1865)
Lincoln is the man.
Lincoln is viewed as the greatest US leader!!