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On November 4, 1842 he married Mary Todd Lincoln. The following year they had their first kid together. Their son was named Robert Todd Lincoln. Abraham and Mary had another son three years later, named Edward Baker Lincoln. They later had two more boys named William Wallace Lincoln and Thomas Tad Lincoln. The only bad thing about all the kids is all of them but one died at an early age. Only Robert would survive until he was an adult. All of the kids death had a major effect on Abraham and Mary. In 1851 Abraham's father died at the age of 73. Abraham and Mary had many troubles they faced throughout the rest of their lives.
Robert Todd (1843-1926), Edward Baker (1846-1850), William Wallace (1850-1862), and Thomas "Tad" (1853-1871).

EARLY YEARS
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky. His parents were Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks. Abraham did not have a middle name. When he was nine years old his mother Nancy passed away from milk sickness. Thomas would marry his second wife Sarah Bush Johnston. Her and Abraham became very close. Abraham and his father soon became apart and Abraham did not really like his father that much. In 1831 when when he was 22, he went his separate way and started on his own. He had little schooling. He had a year and a half of real learning. He became smart off of reading books and trying to learn new things on his own. When he was about 23 he started to become very interested in politics.

Political Life before Presidency
Abraham's first run was trying to get into the Illinois State Legislature. Unfortunately his run for the Legislature failed. He wanted to take the same steps as his father, and then two years later he was elected to the Whig Party. He...


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... eyes it was war. He fought McClellan because, Abraham wanted slavery abolished but McClellan wanted all the rights of the South given back. Abraham would be elected for a second term.



After The Civil War

After the war Abraham mad many southern people mad at him. John Wilkes Booth was on of them. John Wilkes Booth began his plans many months earlier to kid nap Abraham and then kill him. John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham at Ford Theater in Washington on April 14, 1865. On April 15, 1865 at 7:22 Lincoln died. Before Lincoln was shot he had a dream he was assassinated days before he actually was.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln
http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/abrahamlincoln
http://www.topicsites.com/abraham-lincoln/facts-info-history.htm
http://www.alincoln-library.com/facts-about-abraham-lincoln.shtml


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