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Honest Abe

My Book About Abraham Lincoln


Directions: Read the information about Abraham Lincoln. Cut on the lines, put the pages in correct order, and staple. You may color the illustrations.

My Book About Abraham Lincoln


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Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. He was born in a log cabin in Kentucky. 1
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Honest Abe

My Book About Abraham Lincoln (cont.)

Abraham and his sister Sarah helped on their farm. Abraham helped chop down trees to build a log cabin when they moved to Indiana. 2

Abraham did not go to school every day because he worked on the farm. But he loved to read books. He read books that he borrowed from other people. 3

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My Book About Abraham Lincoln (cont.)

Abraham Lincoln had many jobs as an adult. He was a clerk in a general store. He was a mailman, too. Then he decided to study law, and he became a lawyer. He moved to Springfield, Illinois. 4

He met and married Mary Todd in 1842. They had four children: Robert, Thomas, William, and Edward. 5

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My Book About Abraham Lincoln (cont.)

Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States in 1860. The Civil War began while he was president. He wrote the Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves in 1863. He gave a speech called the Gettysburg Address to help keep the United States together. The war lasted for four years. 6

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated five days after the war ended in 1865. The people of the United States were very sad. They had lost their president. 7

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My Book About Abraham Lincoln (cont.)

Abraham Lincoln will always be remembered. The Lincoln Memorial honors him. Many people believe that he was one of our greatest presidents. 8

Answer the following questions. 1. Where was Abraham Lincoln born? ____________________________ 2. What did Abraham Lincoln borrow from other people? ________________________________________________________ 3. When was Abraham Lincoln elected president of the United States? ________________________________________________________ 4. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do? ________________________________________________________ 5. Why do you think Abraham Lincoln is called one of our greatest presidents? _______________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ 9

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Answer Key
1. Kentucky 2. books 3. 1860 4. freed the slaves 5. Answers will vary.

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