Celebrating Abraham Lincoln


Abaraham Lincoln’s Birthday is a legal holiday observed on his birthday, which is on February 12, 1809. Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois,Indiana, Missouri, and New York observe the holiday.

Facts about Abraham Lincoln

  • Abraham Lincoln lived from February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865.
  • Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
  • Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War which  preserved the Union and put an end to slavery.
  • He was born and grew up in Hodgenville, Kentucky in a small one roomed cabin.
  • He became a lawyer in Illinois.
  • Lincoln’s first love was Ann Rutledge, but she died at the age of 22 probably from typhoid fever.
  • In 1840, Lincoln became engaged to Mary Todd, who was from a wealthy slave-holding family in Lexington, Kentucky later marrying in 1842.
  • 3 of the 4 children Abraham and Mary had died in their youth.
  • Mary struggled with the stresses of losing her husband and sons, and she was committed  temporarily to a mental health asylum in 1875.
  • Before his election, Lincoln served as a captain in the Illinois Militia during the Black Hawk War.

Quotes from Abraham Lincoln

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.583acf41587a8f0d404cf2041dad944f

Whatever you are, be a good one.

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.


Books about Abraham Lincoln

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln


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