|Abe before his whiskers|
During the Civil War one of his most famous sayings was "A house divided against itself cannot stand." In 1863 Abe issued the Emancipation Proclamation which abolished slavery in the United States. Also in November 1863 he delivered a very famous speech called The Gettysburg Address at Soldier National Cemetery in Gettysburg, PA. Gettysburg was the site of a major battle in the Civil War. Lincoln spoke about the equality of man and a new birth of freedom.
|Five days before his death|
Fun fact: Abe's oldest son was saved by John W. Booth's brother. Abe's son fell on the train tracks when a train was coming and Booth's brother saved him.
My next post will be about Abe's actions and what we can learn from them. Then I will be putting up a poll with the question "Who should I post about next?".