101 Facts About Abraham Lincoln

1. Abraham Lincoln quotes Douglas himself, who wrote: "'Our fathers, when they framed the Government under which we live, understood this question just as well, and even better, than we do now.

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2. Abraham Lincoln was invoked in recruiting posters for African-Americans during the war and he was quoted on posters supporting the war effort, Plummer said.

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3. Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States in 1860.

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4. Abraham Lincoln was a hard worker who would help his father, Thomas Lincoln, on their farm or chop firewood for neighbors.

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5. At that point, though, Abraham Lincoln will be mid-deployment and the sailors will not be around to help their families move.

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6. Abraham Lincoln is cherished in American history as an impressive historical figure who overcame great odds.

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7. Abraham Lincoln was well respected as a youth and as an adult.

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8. Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in January 1, 1863, that freed the slaves within the Confederacy.

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9. Abraham Lincoln demanded that Polk show Congress the spot where American blood had first been shed by the Mexican army.

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10. Abraham Lincoln is well known for his very characteristic and recognizable appearance.

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11. Abraham Lincoln experienced another move shortly after when the family relocated to Macon County, Illinois.

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12. Abraham Lincoln was close to his stepmother, and actually referred to her as "Mother" as opposed to calling her "Stepmother" or "Sarah.

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13. Abraham Lincoln was born in a Kentucky log cabin in 1809, and in 1816 his father, Thomas, moved the family across the Ohio River to a 160-acre plot in southern Indiana.

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14. Abraham Lincoln came under enemy fire on a Civil War battlefield.

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15. Abraham Lincoln was a hands-on commander-in-chief who, given his passion for gadgetry, was keenly interested in the artillery used by his Union troops during the Civil War.

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16. Abraham Lincoln is the only president to have obtained a patent.

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17. Along the way, Abraham Lincoln became known for his physical strength as well as his formidable self-education.

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18. On October 16, 1854, Abraham Lincoln went before a large crowd in Peoria to debate the merits of the Kansas-Nebraska Act with Douglas, denouncing slavery and its extension and calling the institution a violation of the most basic tenets of the Declaration of Independence.

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19. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in a one-room log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky; his family moved to southern Indiana in 1816.

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20. Abraham Lincoln was born in a backwoods cabin 3 miles south of Hodgenville, Kentucky, and was taken to a farm in the neighbouring valley of Knob Creek when he was two years old.

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21. Abraham Lincoln would go on to marry Mary Todd and have four boys with her, only one of whom survived into adulthood.

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22. Abraham Lincoln was born in 1809 in a backwoods cabin in Kentucky.

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23. Abraham Lincoln received 55 percent of the popular vote and 212 of 243 Electoral votes.

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24. Abraham Lincoln received not quite 40 percent of the popular vote, but carried 180 of 303 Electoral votes.

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25. Abraham Lincoln served as a lobbyist for the Illinois Central Railroad as its company attorney.

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26. Abraham Lincoln served a single term in the US House of Representatives from 1847 to 1849.

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27. Abraham Lincoln was married to Mary Todd on November 4, 1842.

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28. On January 1, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation, reshaping the cause of the Civil War from saving the Union to abolishing slavery.

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29. Abraham Lincoln was part of seances after his son died in the White House.

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30. Abraham Lincoln was photographed with John Wilkes Booth at his second inauguration.

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31. Abraham Lincoln served one term in the US House of Representatives.

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32. Abraham Lincoln was estranged from his father and didn't attend his funeral.

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33. Abraham Lincoln argued a case before the Supreme Court in 1849 and lost.

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34. Abraham Lincoln was a simple man of tastes, and he never drank in the White House.

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35. Abraham Lincoln wrote at this time that God "could have either saved or destroyed the Union without a human contest.

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36. Abraham Lincoln was private about his beliefs and respected the beliefs of others.

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37. Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act in 1862, making millions of acres of government-held land in the West available for purchase at very low cost.

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38. Abraham Lincoln vetoed only four bills passed by Congress; the only important one was the Wade-Davis Bill with its harsh program of Reconstruction.

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39. Abraham Lincoln adhered to the Whig theory of the presidency, which gave Congress primary responsibility for writing the laws while the Executive enforced them.

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40. Abraham Lincoln assumed that political control in the South would pass to white Unionists, reluctant secessionists, and forward-looking former Confederates.

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41. Abraham Lincoln believed, as most Republicans did in April 1865, that the voting requirements should be determined by the states.

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42. Abraham Lincoln had long made clear his opposition to the confiscation and redistribution of land.

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43. Abraham Lincoln signed into law Senator Charles Sumner's Freedmen's Bureau bill that set up a temporary federal agency designed to meet the immediate material needs of former slaves.

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44. Abraham Lincoln obtained Congress's consent to reinstate for Grant the rank of Lieutenant General, which no officer had held since George Washington.

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45. Abraham Lincoln commented favorably on colonization in the Emancipation Proclamation, but all attempts at such a massive undertaking failed.

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46. Abraham Lincoln felt such action could only be taken by the Commander-in-Chief using war powers granted to the president by the Constitution, and Lincoln was planning to take that action.

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47. Abraham Lincoln understood that the Federal government's power to end slavery was limited by the Constitution, which before 1865, committed the issue to individual states.

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48. Abraham Lincoln ignored Lincoln's order to divide his troops, and possibly force Lee to do the same in Harper's Ferry, and tendered his resignation, which Lincoln accepted.

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49. Abraham Lincoln removed McClellan as general-in-chief in March 1862, after McClellan's "Harrison's Landing Letter", in which he offered unsolicited political advice to Lincoln urging caution in the war effort.

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50. In terms of war strategy, Abraham Lincoln articulated two priorities: to ensure that Washington was well-defended, and to conduct an aggressive war effort that would satisfy the demand in the North for prompt, decisive victory; major Northern newspaper editors expected victory within 90 days.

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51. Abraham Lincoln expanded his war powers, and imposed a blockade on all the Confederate shipping ports, disbursed funds before appropriation by Congress, and after suspending habeas corpus, arrested and imprisoned thousands of suspected Confederate sympathizers.

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52. Abraham Lincoln was the first president from the Republican Party.

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53. Abraham Lincoln attended the May 1856 Bloomington Convention, which formally established the Illinois Republican Party.

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54. Abraham Lincoln abandoned the bill when it failed to garner sufficient Whig supporters.

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55. Abraham Lincoln was the only Whig in the Illinois delegation, but he showed his party loyalty by participating in almost all votes and making speeches that echoed the party line.

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56. Abraham Lincoln was known for his "free soil" stance of opposing both slavery and abolitionism.

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57. Abraham Lincoln partnered with Stephen T Logan from 1841 until 1844.

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58. Abraham Lincoln "was remarkably fond of children", and the Lincolns were not considered to be strict with their own.

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59. Abraham Lincoln was an affectionate, though often absent, husband and father of four children.

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60. Abraham Lincoln attained a reputation for brawn and audacity after a very competitive wrestling match with the renowned leader of a group of ruffians known as "the Clary's Grove boys".

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61. Abraham Lincoln became very close to his stepmother, whom he referred to as "Mother".

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62. Abraham Lincoln was a descendant of Samuel Lincoln, an Englishman who migrated from Hingham, Norfolk, to its namesake of Hingham, Massachusetts, in 1638.

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63. Abraham Lincoln made major decisions on Union war strategy, including a naval blockade that shut down the South's trade.

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64. Abraham Lincoln suspended habeas corpus, and he averted British intervention by defusing the Trent Affair.

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65. Abraham Lincoln gained national attention in 1858 debating a top national Democratic leader Stephen A Douglas.

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66. Abraham Lincoln was a leader in building in the West the new Republican Party from Whigs and anti-slavery Democrats.

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67. Abraham Lincoln was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.

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68. Abraham Lincoln said, "Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

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69. Abraham Lincoln warned that mobs or people who disrespected US laws and courts could.

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70. President Abraham Lincoln had already signed the Emancipation Proclamation, ordering that enslaved people in rebellious states be free, but many remained enslaved by plantation owners until the end of the war in 1865.

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71. Abraham Lincoln was not popular in York County, Pennsylvania, during the Civil War years.

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72. Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the United States over a deeply divided Democratic Party, becoming the first Republican to win the presidency.

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73. Abraham Lincoln was elected for the first time 158 years ago today.

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74. Abraham Lincoln has often been portrayed by Hollywood, almost always in a flattering light.

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75. Abraham Lincoln became a favorite exemplar for liberal intellectuals across Europe and Latin America and even in Asia.

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76. Abraham Lincoln was viewed by abolitionists as a champion for human liberty.

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77. In the 1850s, Abraham Lincoln believed in "providence" in a general way, and rarely used the language or imagery of the evangelicals; he regarded the republicanism of the Founding Fathers with an almost religious reverence.

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78. Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, while attending a play at Ford's Theatre as the American Civil War was drawing to a close.

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79. Abraham Lincoln appointed no judges to the United States circuit courts during his time in office.

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80. Abraham Lincoln appointed 32 federal judges, including four Associate Justices and one Chief Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States, and 27 judges to the United States district courts.

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81. Abraham Lincoln believed Chase was an able jurist, would support Reconstruction legislation, and that his appointment united the Republican Party.

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82. In June 1864, Abraham Lincoln approved the Yosemite Grant enacted by Congress, which provided unprecedented federal protection for the area now known as Yosemite National Park.

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83. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln declared the final Thursday in November of that year to be a day of Thanksgiving.

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84. Abraham Lincoln is largely responsible for the institution of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.

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85. Abraham Lincoln stated that his Louisiana plan did not apply to all states under Reconstruction.

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86. Abraham Lincoln declared that such an amendment would "clinch the whole matter".

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87. On March 4, 1865, Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address.

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88. Abraham Lincoln provided Grant with more troops and mobilized his party to renew its support of Grant in the war effort.

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89. While the war was still being waged, Abraham Lincoln faced reelection in 1864.

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90. Abraham Lincoln authorized Grant to target the Confederate infrastructure—such as plantations, railroads, and bridges—hoping to destroy the South's morale and weaken its economic ability to continue fighting.

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91. Abraham Lincoln concluded that the Civil War had a profound objective: a new birth of freedom in the nation.

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92. In that month, Abraham Lincoln discussed a draft of the Emancipation Proclamation with his cabinet.

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93. Abraham Lincoln believed that curtailing slavery in these ways would economically expunge it, as envisioned by the Founding Fathers, under the constitution.

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94. Abraham Lincoln brought in Joseph Hooker, despite his record of loose talk about the need for a military dictatorship.

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95. Abraham Lincoln closely reviewed the dispatches and interrogated naval officers during their clash in the Battle of Hampton Roads.

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96. Abraham Lincoln insisted on holding some of McClellan's troops in defense of the capital; McClellan, who consistently overestimated the strength of Confederate troops, blamed this decision for the ultimate failure of the Peninsula Campaign.

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97. Abraham Lincoln learned from reading the theoretical book of his chief of staff General Henry Halleck, a disciple of the European strategist Jomini; he began to appreciate the critical need to control strategic points, such as the Mississippi River.

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98. Abraham Lincoln left most diplomatic matters to his Secretary of State, William Seward.

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99. Abraham Lincoln believed that Fremont's emancipation was political, neither militarily necessary nor legal.

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100. Abraham Lincoln was supported by Congress and the northern public for these actions.

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101. Abraham Lincoln continued the army policy that the writ was suspended in limited areas despite the Ex parte Merryman ruling.

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