Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator

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Abraham Lincoln - The Great Emancipator

I’ll admit it, I’m an Abraham Lincoln groupie. I became absolutely fascinated by The Liberator while reading Killing Lincoln in 2011. Until then, my knowledge of the 16th President of the United States was limited to “Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States”. I’m not kidding, that was it. History was NOT my favorite subject. Oh how things have changed!

In fact, you could say that my fascination with history (particularly American History) began when I learned how this self-educated man was elected to congress, became President, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, established the US National Banking System, signed the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery and so much more.

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Before we move on check out these 39 Facts About Abraham Lincoln.

Are you a fan yet?

To help you get acquainted with The Ancient One, I’ve included a couple of videos and compiled a list of links for further study.

Abraham Lincoln on YouTube

If you’ve got the time, and if you’re as fascinated by Uncle Abraham as I am, watch his extended biography below.

One of Lincoln’s most well-known speeches is The Gettysburg Address.

For Further Exploration

If you’re ready to learn more about Honest Abe, check out the links below, and if you’re wondering; I’ve watched every movie & documentary and read every book & article recommended below. I’m a groupie remember?

Movies and Documentaries to watch:

Lincoln – A historical drama for Lincoln’s final four months.

American Experience: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

The Conspirator

The Story of Abraham Lincoln – YouTube documentary focusing on Lincoln’s character.

Books to Read:

Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly

The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: A Book of Quotations by Bob Blaisdell

I am Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change the World) by Brad Meltzer

Gettysburg Address (Little Books of Wisdom) by Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln : Speeches and Writings : 1859-1865 (Library of America) by Abraham Lincoln

Online Articles:

The History Place presents Abraham Lincoln – An online timeline of events in Lincoln’s life.

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Abraham Lincoln Biography – A short biography of the 16th President.

** NEW ** From Wood Cabin to White House: And Abe Lincoln Timeline – This timeline was suggested by a reader. Thank you Tyler for the great suggestion!!

Games to Play:

Abraham Lincoln’s Crossroads – An online educational game.

The Gettysburg Address Game – Your task is to name every word in Lincoln’s most famous speech. I got a score of 212, what was yours?

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