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Facts about Abraham Lincoln for Kids

Facts about Abraham Lincoln for Kids
in this video we are going to learn about

abraham

lincoln

one of the most famous presidents our nation has ever had in one of the most influential americans to ever live he is famous for his beard back then a lot of people called beards whiskers almost like a cat look mr whiskers you have something in common with

abraham

lincoln

as fun as his beard was he isn't just famous for what he looked like he is famous for what he did he served as president during some of the most challenging years in american history saving our union when we were in the midst of war and abolishing slavery let's look closely at the life of

abraham

lincoln

starting from when he was a baby it was a long time ago

abraham

lincoln

was born way back in 1809. this is a replica of the house where

abraham

lincoln

was born a replica is an exact copy of something this is a replica of his birthplace so we can have an idea of the small humble beginnings of this future leader it was a one room log cabin in kentucky when

abraham

lincoln

was seven years old his family moved to indiana his dad was a hard worker farming and working with wood as a carpenter his parents taught their children about living a moral life and were very religious they taught their children what was right and wrong on many issues including slavery

abraham

lincoln

was taught how wrong slavery was a belief he held throughout his life slavery was a terrible system that treated people like property a slave had no rights and was forced to...
facts about abraham lincoln for kids
do whatever their owner told them to slavery is wrong and it was wrong back then there were many people who wanted to end it because they knew that every person should have rights now as a young man

abraham

lincoln

was passionate about reading and writing here is a statue of young

abraham

lincoln

found in chicago his neighbors used to think he was lazy because he preferred sitting down and enjoying books instead of going outside to do hard labor he taught himself most things while he would occasionally have teachers it was never for very long he loved reading and learning and wasn't afraid to teach himself later when

abraham

lincoln

was 22 years old he struck out on his own moving to new salem in illinois it was from there that he once took goods by boat to new orleans where he saw slavery first hand he remembered what his parents taught him about slavery no one could have guessed that he would be the person to abolish it when he returned he got busy at the age of 23 he bought and ran a general store for a while then shortly after served as a captain during the black hawk war and ran for political office for the very first time losing an election after losing the election he became a lawyer studying law all on his own remember he loved learning and reading even though he lost his first election he didn't want to give up he ran again for office but this time he won and served four terms in the illinois house of representatives he was only 25 years old it was during...
facts about abraham lincoln for kids
this time serving in the illinois house of representatives that he met mary todd and they married in 1842 when

abraham

lincoln

was 33 years old they went on to have four children together they moved to springfield illinois where they bought this home it would be their home for 17 years it was the only house that

abraham

lincoln

ever owned and here's the cool thing the cool thing is that you can visit

abraham

lincoln

's house in springfield illinois today you can visit his original house wow that hair though whoo somebody get him a comb after serving in the illinois house of representatives he wanted to serve not just illinois but the entire united states so he ran for the united states house of representatives but lost but he was later able to serve a two-year term he wasn't done he ran for the u.s senate against stephen douglas his debates with stephen douglas are considered the best political debates in american history while

abraham

lincoln

did not win the election the campaign against douglas made

abraham

lincoln

famous and set the stage for his campaign for the presidency of the united states notice

abraham

lincoln

didn't quit even after losing so many elections he is a great example of not giving up

abraham

lincoln

finally ran for president and he won in 1861 he became the 16th president of the united states look he has the beard when

abraham

lincoln

became president the united states was divided over many issues especially slavery this is sad once...
facts about abraham lincoln for kids

abraham

lincoln

was elected the south began the process of splitting away from the united states which started what became known as the civil war the south set up their own country named the confederate states of america while there were many disagreements they had with

abraham

lincoln

they knew that

abraham

lincoln

was against slavery

abraham

lincoln

had always been against slavery he knew it was wrong this was a major reason in the south for leaving the united states

abraham

lincoln

led the union through these difficult days the civil war began in 1861 and went on for four years two years into the war

abraham

lincoln

signed something called the emancipation proclamation which was an executive order that declared all of the slaves free the powerful words said that all slaves were to be free forever here's the thing

abraham

lincoln

never forgot the lessons he learned as a young man all people are valuable and should be treated with equality and respect the boy born in kentucky who lived in indiana and then moved to illinois just changed american history by abolishing slavery that same year at gettysburg a place where an important battle in the civil war took place

abraham

lincoln

made one of the most famous speeches in american history later called the gettysburg address this picture was taken during the gettysburg address right here is

abraham

lincoln

he opened the speech with these words four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new...
nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal two years later the union won the civil war but the joy was short-lived a man named john wilkes booth angry that the confederate states of america lost the war plans to kill

abraham

lincoln

just days after the civil war ended john wilkes booth shot

abraham

lincoln

in ford's theater he died shortly after leaving this country brokenhearted

abraham

lincoln

changed american history and his legacy lives on today there is a massive memorial that honors his memory called the

lincoln

memorial in washington dc his face is featured on mount rushmore with other legendary presidents and of course his face is on the five dollar bill and on the penny he is all over the place and for good reason

abraham

lincoln

held america together during the most challenging days in american history when our country was literally at war with each other he abolished slavery freeing millions of people and was killed for standing up for what he believed in now we have a question for you what is the fact about

abraham

lincoln

that you found the most interesting or the most surprising let us know in the comments section below we would love to hear from you thanks for watching this video on

abraham

lincoln

one of the greatest americans who ever lived thanks for hanging out with us you are awesome in the middle of the screen you could see there's a button you can click to subscribe to our channel or you can...
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