Remembering the Gettysburg Address

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He led the country during the Civil War (1861-1865). Lincoln helped end slavery in the nation and helped keep the American Union from splitting apart during the war. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, second inaugural address, and many of his other speeches and writings are considered by many as classic statements of democratic beliefs and goals.

 

General Resources Student Activities Videos

 

General Resources

• 16th President of the United States
• Born: February 12, 1809 in Hardin (now Larue) County, Kentucky
• Died: April 15, 1865 in Washington, District of Columbia
• President: March 4th, 1861 to April 15, 1865

Abraham Lincoln

A presidential biography from WhiteHouse.gov.

Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life

An online exhibit at the National Museum of American History

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

Photos and information about his birthplace in Kentucky.

Abraham Lincoln Papers

From the American Memory, Library of Congress, the online presentation of the Abraham Lincoln Papers comprises approximately 61,000 images and 10,000 transcriptions.

The History Place: Lincoln

A timeline of President Lincoln's presidency, many great photos, and Civil War information.

PBS American Experience: The Time of the Lincolns

Companion to the film Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided.

Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

The Utah Education Network gathered these resources in celebration of Lincoln's 200th birthday.

 

Student Activities

Under His Hat

Discovering Lincoln's story from primary sources.

Abraham Lincoln's Crossroads Game

Learn about Lincoln’s leadership by exploring the political choices he made.

Lincoln's Log Cabin

Guide young Abraham Lincoln through each step of the cabin building process and answer his questions along the way.

Honest Abe Quiz

How well do you know Lincoln?

Virtual Tour: Slave Cabin

Visit a slave cabin and examine the conditions of slavery.

 

Videos

"Lincoln: ‘I, too, am a Kentuckian’"

31 short video segments from "Lincoln: ‘I, too, am a Kentuckian’" produced by KET.

Abraham Lincoln Videos

The History Channel's collection of Lincoln related videos.