Abraham Lincoln first attended school in the fall of 1815, at the age of 6. In a tiny one-room schoolhouse, teacher Zachariah Riney taught Abe and his sister Sarah until they both stopped attending a few weeks later. Fro... More »

Abraham Lincoln served as the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln took office in 1861 and won re-election in 1864. Lincoln did not serve out his second term in office, as John Wilkes Booth assassinated him on Ap... More »

Abraham Lincoln had several professions over his lifetime, but most notably, he was the 16th president of the United States of America. Elected in 1860, Lincoln led the country through the American Civil War. By issuing ... More »

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 »

Some authors that wrote biographies of Abraham Lincoln include Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Herbert Donald, author of "Lincoln"; Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lin... More »

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Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865. He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, who was a local actor and Confederate activist. The assassination took place at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. After being... More »

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Abraham Lincoln was shot through his left ear while he watched the play "Our American Cousin" in the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. The bullet stopped behind Lincoln's right eye, and he died in a ... More »

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