ABRAHAM LINCOLN 245px-Abraham_Lincoln_head_on_shoulders_photo_portrait.jpg
Born: February 12,1809
Died: April 15,1865
Lived: he was born in Hodgenville Kentucky but considered Springfield his home.
Likes: Emancipation Declaration
Dislikes: Slavery, the size
of the average bed as his feet stuck out the bottom.
Bio: guided our country through the civil war, and ending slavery. In 1863 he became a lawyer. Then he became an Illinois state legislator then one of the members of the house of representatives afterwards he became the 16 president of the US. He promoted the passage to the 13th amendment of the constitution. Abraham managed his own reelection in the 1864 reelection. He took control over the border slave states.
Some quotes by Abraham are:
"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
"Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."
"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues."


Status Updates


1850- California enters the union
1851- James Savage becomes the first white man to enter Yosemite Valley while pursuing a band of Indians who had raided several trading posts in the region.
1851- my father died today in Illinois at the age 73.
1853-Willamette University in Oregon becomes the first university west of the Rockies.
1854-After much bitter debate, Congress approves the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which repeals the Missouri Compromise of 1820 by allowing these two territories to choose between slavery and free soil.
1859 -Gold is discovered in Boulder Canyon, Colorado, sparking the Pikes Peak gold rush that actually brings an estimated 100,000 fortune hunters to the Rockies under the banner "Pikes Peak or Bust."
1859- Oregon enters the union as a free state.
1860- Today I was nominated for President by, tag; Seward, Chase, Cameron, Dayton, Wade, Bates, and Mclean
November 6,1860-I was elected to be the 16th president of the United States today.
April 12,1861- today the civil war began.
January 1,1863 -the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect, this was my declaration of freedom for all slaves that were not under union control. The South disagreed with this because they have to free all their slaves if the north won.
November 19,1863 –I had to give my speech the Gettysburg Address today; I dedicated the battlefields at Gettysburg to the Union Soldiers that died there.
1851- my father died today in Illinois at the age 73.

1860- Today I was nominated for President by, tag; Seward, Chase, Cameron, Dayton, Wade, Bates, and Mclean
November 6,1860-I was elected to be the 16th president of the United States today.
January 1,1863
-the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect, this was my declaration of freedom for all slaves that were not under union control. The south disagreed with this because they have to free all their slaves if the north won.
November 19,1863 –I had to give my speech the Gettysburg Address today; I dedicated the battlefields at Gettysburg to the Union Soldiers that died there.
March 4,1861- I got inaugurated for the second time today.


PHOTO ALBUM




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ME
http://www.myclassiclyrics.com/artist_biographies/Abraham_Lincoln_Biography.htm

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A picture of me thinking.
http://www.mccsc.edu/~jcmslib/mlk/lincoln/main.htm
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A picture of me and the white house behind me.
http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotos-g60887-d270646-Abraham_Lincoln_Presidential_Library_and_Museum-Springfield_Illinois.html

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During the Antietam Battlefield
http://jasonhirsch.wordpress.com/2009/05/14/abraham-lincoln-proclamation/

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A portrait of me with the us flag
http://psillo.blogspot.com/2007/07/abraham-lincoln-portrait.html

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Civil war soldiers.
http://www.usronline.org/staff/cavallini/specialPrograms/eUllrich/ow/Projlinks.civilwar.html

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The civil war.



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The civil war flag!
http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1865/Civil-War-Flag.htm

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A soldier during the civil war.


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A funeral

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Food that we ate during the civil war



Notes:

What is slavery and why does it exist?

From a dictionary slavery would be considered bondage: the state of being under control of another person. Slavery can be different things, but it’s mainly forced labor. Meaning that if anyone works because they have to with force and no pay that is considered slavery. Slavery has many reasons to why it exists for example it still exists because the British which through the efforts of William Wild force, abolished the slave trade in 1807 and we abolished it in America as well in 1865,but slavery is still a major global issue. I tried to put an end to slavery and I succeeded in some places. Sadly to say but slavery still exists all around us. Slavery exists in places like turkey and Sudan, and the main reason that It exists in these places is because they allow Africans to be sold and they find it an easy money kind of situation they have a choice though and to then, considering the fact that they still believe in slavery it’s hard for them to stop. You would think that all that this world has been through people would stop slavery every were but it hasn’t stopped it still exists in mainly south Asia and North Africa. In my opinion I don’t think that I could have been able to have any other way to deal with the slavery situation I mean I liked my progress and the way that I handled the situations that have been brought my way, but I believe that everyone should have a right to freedom. People shouldn’t have to work hard and not get anything in return besides living. Slavery takes away many people’s opportunities in life and their chances of living their lives the way they want to.



Reflect on the Civil War; where is the country headed in 1865?

Its April 15,1861 I called on the sates to send detachments totaling 75,000 troops to protect the capital. These events called on different states to have to choose sides among one another .I didn’t like that so I urgently negotiated with state leaders there, promising not to interfere with slavery all though I really wanted to I wanted to stop slavery once and for all. The troops that I sent for finally headed to Washington D.C to protects not only me but also the capital. Although I had sent for those extra troops George William Brown and his people managed to get past the troops by killing them to the capital but because they were planning to attack other places until they were finally caught by the Maryland politicians and were imprisoned at Fort McCrery. This gave me a sigh of relief. I was never prepared for this war but I started to come up with attack strategies. I focused mostly on getting Washington to become well defended and to be able to conduct an effort that would satisfy the North.
It took me a while to plan my execution for my peninsula campaign I was hoping that by doing this we would actually capture Richmond by moving the army of the Potomac by boat to the peninsula and then getting to Richmond using land. On the 22nd of February Tennessee finally realizes what I have been trying to do this whole time and they adapt a new constitution that abolished slavery. In March I was inaugurated for the second time and my vice president is Andrew Johnson . What I was expecting, on March 19 the battle of Bentonville started but luckily it ended on the 21st. From my perspective this country is headed towards good things although there will be wars to fight and lives will be lost. This country will one day become a place of peace and love. You might ask me why I say this, well I say it because it’s only 1865 and things are starting to look up in a way. For example, places like Tennessee are abolishing slavery meaning that we are on the right track.






Write about THREE instances of resistance to slavery that you have read/heard about.
Slavery during the Civil War


Slavery was not the single cause of the Civil war. There were many reasons to why the civil war was fought. I heard that when slaves were given the choice they made it very clear that they wanted emancipation. The overwhelming majority of slaves, however, remained on their plantations in the countryside because that was their only choice apart from sunning away. The slaves showed that they really wanted their freedom when some of them like Fredrick Douglas decided to run away.

Slaves lose their lives everyday. They try to resist but that seems to be more of a problem then a solution. For example, I read that if any slave women that denied her owner she would get beaten near death. The reason that other slave’s states didn’t vote for me for president because they knew that I am against slavery.

Slaves were provided with food, shelter, and cloths but I don’t think that’s enough they deserve freedom and my opinion of that became more of a statement when I saw that there were many places like states that believed that slavery is a good idea, so they deserve their freedom because they were working towards nothing but a roof over their heads.







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