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Abraham Lincoln: Railsplitter for President Elect Honest Abe His Story in my words, his words, and his peers words By Howard Taylor, Teacher from Illinois

Mar 26, 2015

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Abraham Lincoln: Railsplitter for President Elect Honest Abe His Story in my words, his words, and his peers words By Howard Taylor, Teacher from Illinois Slide 2 1848 1862 Slide 3 Slide 4 The Beginning of the Story Part One Slide 5 "...he'll never come to much, fur I'll tell you he wuz the puniest, cryin'est little youngster I ever saw." Said by Dennis Hanks Slide 6 The Lincolns' rough-hewn cabin on Nolin Creek near Hodgenville, Kentucky Slide 7 Nancy Hanks Lincoln Bronze sculpture at Hodginville, Ky: the Lincoln Family Thomas Lincoln Slide 8 Lincoln Birthplace National Memorial, near Hodgenville, Ky Slide 9 A young Abraham reading by the light of the fire, in his Indiana Family Cabin. Drawing by Lloyd Ostendorf Slide 10 Lincoln Family Church Knob Baptist Church Hodgenville, Ky Slide 11 Books that the young Abraham read over and over Slide 12 Abraham learns to read, Discovers George Washington. Honesty is learned New Step-mother, Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln brings books to 10 year old Abe Pastor Wheems Biography of George Washington with Curious Anecdotes Slide 13 Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln, Abrahams Step-Mother Thomas and Sarahs cabin near Charleston, Illinois Slide 14 Abraham the rail splitter and log builder The Indiana Cabin Slide 15 Lincoln the young man Part Two Slide 16 Slide 17 Flatboat Operator Post MasterCaptain, Illinois Militia Blackhawk War Store Clerk and Owner Land Surveyor Lincoln at New Salem, and the things he did Slide 18 Abraham Lincoln invention Patent # 6469 A buoyancy device to help flatboats navigate the rivers Slide 19 Abraham Lincoln, lawyer From log courthouses to the Illinois Supreme Court at Springfield Inside the 1830s Macon County Courthouse at Decatur Slide 20 Abraham Lincoln in the 1840s Slide 21 Enter Miss Mary Todd Part Three Slide 22 Mary Todd from Lexington, Abrahams wife and mother of their four boys Slide 23 The Lincoln family during the Civil War Slide 24 President Lincoln and Tad looking at a family scrapbook Slide 25 Eddie WillieRobert Tad, as a teenager Those Lincoln boys! Slide 26 Abraham and Marys home at Springfield, Illinois Slide 27 We have been elected! Part Four Slide 28 Politician and Presidential Candidate, 1860 Remember Abes George Washington influence from Pastor Wheems book Slide 29 President-Elect Lincoln visits his step-mother, Sarah Bush Lincoln, at Charleston before leaving for Washington Slide 30 First Inauguration: and we denounce the lawless invasion by armed force of the soil of any State or Territory, no matter what pretext, as among the gravest of crimes. Slide 31 ...this old mansion Slide 32 "She is absolute mistress of all that part of the White House inside of the vestibule on the first floor, and of all the upper floor east of the folding doors across the hall at the head of the stairs. She has had varied assistance in the management of her domain since she came into possession of it," wrote presidential aide William O. Stoddard Slide 33 A new beard, and many problems on his shoulders in 1861 Slide 34 A Great Civil War Part Five Slide 35 CIVIL WAR WHEN LINCOLN BECOMES PRESIDENT, 1861 Slide 36 The Commander and Chief Slide 37 Needed: One Great General Part Six Slide 38 Gen. Winfield Scott William Tecumseh Sherman Ulysses S. Grant President Lincoln Pres. Lincoln and Gen. George McClellan Gen. Ambrose Burnside Gen. Philip Sheridan Gen. Benjamin Butler Pres. Lincoln and Generals in the White House Slide 39 Field Commanders, Antietam Slide 40 Slavery was not the original issue in this war Part Six Slide 41 Emancipation Slide 42 Slavery and then Emancipation Slide 43 The First Modern War Part Seven Slide 44 The First Modern War Telegraph and T-mailing, Ironclads, Repeater Rifles, Air Balloons for Surveillance, The Railroads Slide 45 A New National Cemetery Needs Dedicated Part Eight Slide 46 The President riding into Gettysburg to give his short speech Slide 47 The Gettysburg Cemetery Slide 48 A General is Found Part Nine Slide 49 U.S. Grant, new General of Union Forces Slide 50 Slide 51 General William Tecumseh Sherman Slide 52 President Lincoln entering Richmond Slide 53 Slide 54 Ford Theatre in 1865 Slide 55 Slide 56 Villain of the century, John Wilkes Booth Slide 57 Our Nation Mourns Part Ten Slide 58 President Lincolns Funeral Train Slide 59 One morning several days after the assassination, Tad faced up to his new situation in life. He said to a White House servant, "Pa is dead. I can hardly believe that I shall never see him again. I must learn to take care of myself now. Yes, Pa is dead, and I am only Tad Lincoln now, little Tad, like other little boys. I am not a president's son now. I won't have many presents anymore. Well, I will try and be a good boy, and will hope to go someday to Pa and brother Willie, in heaven." Slide 60 A Tomb and Five National Memorials Slide 61 Lincolns tomb, Springfield, Illinois Slide 62 Gutzon Borglums Mt. Rushmore National Memorial Slide 63 Slide 64 Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. Slide 65 Now he belongs to the Ages as Secretary Edward Stanton stated at Lincolns deathbed, after the Presidents last breath. Part Twelve The Conclusion Slide 66 ... Now he belongs to the ages, or the angels, as some historians think was said by Secretary of War Edward Stanton at the death of the 16 th President Slide 67 Abraham Lincolns 200 th Bi-Centennial birthday will be celebrated starting February 9, 2009. Learn from Abraham. He was not perfect. He was a politician, but always was honorable and truthful as far as we can tell. Historians like to write new history to say otherwise, but the results of the 16 th Presidents actions will stand positive in history. Thank you for watching and listening to my Lincoln Powerpoint. Howard Taylor, Illinois Teacher and Lincoln Scholar