Thursday, May 5, 2011

Abraham Lincoln's Election and his role he played in The Civil War

Abraham's Lincoln Election was a big election for everyone. It was very important too. It was known as one of the biggest events that led to the four year civil war. He made many changes and signed what is called The Emancipation Proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation was a bill that proclaimed the freedom of 3.1 million of America's 4 million slaves. The south did not agree with this at all. In fact, later on when the Civil war was coming to a close a man named John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln in the head on April 14th, 1865. This was just 5 days before Robert E. Lee surrendered his worn out army to Ulysses S. Grant. Abraham Lincoln was the first president to be assassinated although there was an unsuccessful attempt on Andrew Jackson in 1835. The winners were both because The Union won, but with the cost of a great president. Abraham Lincoln also created the most famous quotes in the nation... Here are some photos:
 This is a portrait of Abraham Lincoln during his presidency
 This is a photo of Abraham Lincoln on a book cover
 This is a photo of Abraham Lincoln getting assassinated

 This is a photo of Abraham Lincoln on the penny
 This is Abraham Lincoln's grave
 These are the oldest and newest $5 dollar bills of Abraham Lincoln
 This is a picture of Abraham Lincoln wearing his famous top hat
            This is a picture of Abraham Lincoln riding a bear and holding the emancipation proclamation, showing how bold he was.

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