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Abraham Lincoln by Mind Map: Abraham Lincoln
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Abraham Lincoln

February12,1809

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

1806

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

1807

Lincoln's sister Sarah is born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky

1812

Lincoln's brother Thomas dies in infancy.

1817

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

1818

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.

1819

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

1826

Lincoln's sister Sarah marries Aaron Grigsby in Indiana.

1828

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

1830

March, Lincoln family move into Illinois, near Decatur.

1831

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

1831

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

1832

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

1834

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

1835

Postmaster, New Salem; appointed by President Jackson.

1838 to 1840

Reelected to State legislature.

1840

Partner in law with S. T. Logan.

1842

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.

1844

Proposed for Congress.

1845

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

1846

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

1848

Electioneered for General Taylor.

1849

Defeated by Shields for United States senator.

1851

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

1852

Electioneered for General Scott.

1854

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.

1856

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.

1858

Lost in the legislature the senatorship to Douglas.

1859

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

1860

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

1861

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.

1862

September 22, emancipation announced.

1863

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

1864

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

1865

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.