December 13, 2017

Presidential Spotlight: Abraham Lincoln

Plaque of Abraham Lincoln

From America’s Library:

Born: February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky
Died: April 15, 1865, assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Known for leading the country through the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. His eloquence is evident in many speeches including his most famous one, the Gettysburg Address. His second inaugural address, which includes the phrase, “With malice toward none; with charity for all…” is inscribed on one wall of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

More Abraham Lincoln stories from America’s Library

Teaching & learning resources

Primary Source Learning About Lincoln: primary source activities, lessons, and projects

PSN primary source collections

Library collections

Primary source sets

Historic newspaper coverage

19th-century periodical articles

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