Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln by Mind Map: Abraham Lincoln

1. 1840

1.1. Partner in law with S. T. Logan.

2. 1842

2.1. Married Miss Mary Todd, of Kentucky. Of the four sons, Edward died in infancy; William at twelve at Washington; Thomas at Springfield, aged twenty; Robert M. T., minister to Great Britain, presidential candidate, secretary of war to President Garfield. His only grandson, Abraham, died in London, March, 1890.

3. 1844

3.1. Proposed for Congress.

4. 1845

4.1. Law partner with W. H. Herndon, for life.

5. 1846

5.1. Elected to Congress, the single Whig Illinois member; voted antislavery; sought abolition in the D. C.; voted Wilmot Proviso. Declined reelection.

6. 1848

6.1. Electioneered for General Taylor.

7. 1849

7.1. Defeated by Shields for United States senator.

8. 1851

8.1. Lincoln's father Thomas dies in Illinois at age of 73.

9. 1852

9.1. Electioneered for General Scott.

10. 1854

10.1. Won the State over to the Republicans, but by arrangement transferred his claim to the senatorship to Trumbull. October, debated with Douglas. Declined the governorship in favor of Bissell.

11. 1856

11.1. Organized the Republican Party and became its chief; nominated vice-president, but was not chosen by its first convention; worked for the Fremont-Dayton presidential ticket.

12. 1858

12.1. Lost in the legislature the senatorship to Douglas.

13. 1859

13.1. Placed for the presidential candidacy. Made Eastern tour "to get acquainted."

14. 1860

14.1. May 9, nominated for President, "shutting out" Seward, Chase, Cameron, Dayton, Wade, Bates, and McLean.

15. 1861

15.1. March 4, inaugurated sixteenth President; succeeds Buchanan, and precedes his vice - Andrew Johnson, whom General Grant succeeded. Civil War began by firing on Fort Sumter, April 12.

16. 1862

16.1. September 22, emancipation announced.

17. 1863

17.1. January 1, emancipation proclaimed. November 19, Gettysburg Cemetery address. December 9, pardon to rebels proclaimed.

18. 1864

18.1. Unanimous nomination as Republican presidential candidate for re-election, June 7. Reelected November 8.

19. 1865

19.1. March 4, inaugurated for the second term. April 14, assassinated in Ford's Theater, Washington, by a mad actor, Wilkes Booth. April 19, body lay in state at Washington. April 26, Booth slain in resisting arrest, by Sergeant Boston Corbett, near Port Royal. April 21 to May 4, funeral-train through principal cities North, to Springfield, Illinois.

20. February12,1809

20.1. was born on a stormy morning in a log cabin on the Kentuky frontier he was named after his grandfather

21. 1806

21.1. Lincoln's parents, Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks marry in Kentucky.

22. 1807

22.1. Lincoln's sister Sarah is born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky

23. 1812

23.1. Lincoln's brother Thomas dies in infancy.

24. 1817

24.1. Settled in Perry County, Indiana; father, mother, sister, and self.

25. 1818

25.1. October 5, Mrs. Thomas Lincoln (Nancy Hanks) died; buried Spencer County, Indiana. In 1901, a monument erected to her memory, the base being the former Abraham Lincoln vault. Schooling, a few months, 1819, '20 and '28, about six months' school.

26. 1819

26.1. Thomas (father of A. L.) marries again: Mrs. Johnson (Sarah Bush Johnson) of Kentucky.

27. 1826

27.1. Lincoln's sister Sarah marries Aaron Grigsby in Indiana.

28. 1828

28.1. Lincoln's sister Sarah dies in childbirth at age 20.

29. 1830

29.1. March, Lincoln family move into Illinois, near Decatur.

30. 1831

30.1. Works for himself: boatbuilding and sailing, carpentering, hog-sticking, sawmilling, blacksmithing, river-pilot, logger, etc., in Menard County, Indiana.

31. 1831

31.1. Election clerk at New Salem. Captain and private (re-enlisted) in Black Hawk War. Store clerk and merchant, New Salem. Studies for the law.

32. 1832

32.1. First political speech. Henry Clay, Whig platform. Defeated through strong local vote. Deputy surveyor, at three dollars a day, Sangamon County.

33. 1834

33.1. Elected to State legislature as Whig. (Resides in Springfield till 1861. Law partner with John L. Stuart till 1840.)

34. 1835

34.1. Postmaster, New Salem; appointed by President Jackson.

35. 1838 to 1840

35.1. Reelected to State legislature.