I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lord’s side.
I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.
What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried?
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th, 1809 in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. He became the 16th President of the United States on March 4th, 1861 and was re-elected in 1864. On April 14th, 1865, President Lincoln was shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington DC. He died the next day –April 15th, 1865.
Did you know:
- Abraham Lincoln had less than a year of formal schooling.
- By the time Lincoln was 17, he knew he wanted to be a lawyer and would walk 17 miles so he could watch the lawyers work at the county courthouse.
- In addition to becoming a lawyer, he also worked on a farm, and was a shopkeeper, postmaster and surveyor.
- Abraham Lincoln is the only U.S. president to have received a U.S. patent.
Want to learn more about President Lincoln?
Websites And Free Educational Resources About Abraham Lincoln
- Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
- Abraham Lincoln Research Site –By a former American history teacher who enjoys researching Abraham Lincoln’s life and accomplishments. Be sure and check out the Abraham Lincoln links page –includes sites for kids and lesson plans.
- A Collection of Abraham Lincoln Quotes
- Printable Short Stories About Abraham Lincoln
- Timeline of Abraham Lincoln
- Abraham Lincoln Biography and Free Printables -Word search, crossword puzzle, word scramble, etc.
- Homeschool/Educational Freebies:Abraham Lincoln –My post from last year with links to unit studies, notebooking pages and more.