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Abraham Lincoln was born and spent his early childhood in southwestern Kentucky near Hopkinsville. When he was 7, the family moved to Indiana, and when he was 21, the extended family moved to Illinois near Decatur. Short... More »

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Abraham Lincoln's childhood was very difficult, as his mother passed away when he was only 9 years old. His family also moved multiple times from his birthplace in Kentucky, to other states including Indiana and Illinois... More »

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A biography of Abraham Lincoln suitable for children is available at Ducksters, an educational website. In addition, Mrnussbaum.com contains several biographical articles on Abraham Lincoln. More »

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Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky, on Feb. 12, 1809. Following a career in politics, which saw him help preserve the union during the Civil War and emancipate the... More »

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Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865. The killing blow was a gunshot to the back of the head while Lincoln watched the play "Our American Cousin." More »

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Abraham Lincoln was first labeled "Honest Abe" when he was a young store clerk who went out of his way to ensure customers were not shortchanged. Lincoln's honest nature led to many calling on him to help mediate dispute... More »

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According to the United States Treasury, Abraham Lincoln was put on the penny in 1909 as part of the celebration of what would have been his 100th birthday. Before the Lincoln penny, portraits of real people were not use... More »

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