Abraham Lincoln was known as Honest Abe. He was our tallest president. He was 6 feet 4 inches tall. Lincoln loved to play marbles. He was the first president to wear a beard. He was also the first President to have his picture taken when he took office.
Lincoln was president during the Civil War. A big battle occurred at Gettysburg. President Lincoln dedicated a cemetery in memory of all who fought that battle. He gave one of the greatest speeches, the Gettysburg Address.
Abraham Lincoln was against slavery. The southern part of the United States wanted to keep slaves. Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation which helped free the slaves.
As President, his main goal was to save the Union. The South lost the Civil War. The United States stayed as one country.
Five days after the Civil War ended, Lincoln was shot. He was the first president killed in office.
Lincolnís face is on the penny and the five-dollar bill. His face is also carved on Mt. Rushmore.