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ANECDOTES AND STORIES

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DRILLS, ENTERTAINMENTS, EXERCISES, Etc.
Acrostic Exercise (7 couples).

101
Acrostic Exercise (7 boys).

118
Biographical Exercise for Lincoln's Day (9 pupils)

89
Circle of Tributes to Lincoln (12 boys, 1 girl)

94
Crowning Our Hero Great (4 pupils).

146
Flags Celebrate Lincoln's Birthday (Any number)

92
Hall of Liberty (10 boys, 8 girls).

102
Historical Exercise for Twenty-four.

108
Lincoln Sobriquets (14 boys or 14 girls, or 7 boys, 7 girls) 71
Lincoln's Books and Work (3 pupils).

115
Nine Years' Events (9 pupils)

127
Parade of Little Giants and Wide-Awakes (Any number boys) 73
Seven Little Beacon Lanterns.

120

Wreath to Lincoln's Memory (9 pupils, School, Goddess of

Liberty)...

116

LINCOLN'S OWN WRITINGS

Acceptance of Nomination for the Presidency in 1860.

54

“All Men Are Created Equal”.

America Forever

17

Autobiography

13

Dangers of Mob Law.

15

Education and Agriculture.

31

Farewell Address on Leaving Springfield.
Few Words to Republicans.

38

Few Words to the Southern People.

33

First Candidacy

14

First Inaugural Address.

44

First Invention

Gettysburg Speech

11

How I Earned My First Dollar.
Independence Hall Speech..

41

Injustice of Slavery..

23

Laws to Be Reverenced.

18

Letter of Acceptance of Renomination for President of United

States

56

Letter to Quakers.

Memory

21

Military Arrests

67
Observation Before Invention.

59

Preliminary Proclamation of Emancipation.

51

Proclamation of Emancipation..

Quotation from Second Inaugural Address.
Second Inaugural Address..

50
Situation in Eighteen Sixty-Three.
Speech to the Twelfth Indiana Regiment.

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CHRONOLOGY OF LINCOLN.

Dates of Important Events in His Life.

1809 February 12. Born in log-cabin in Hardin (now Larue)

County, Kentucky. 1816 His father moves with family into wilderness near Gentry

ville, Ind. 1818 His mother (Nancy Hanks Lincoln) dies, at age of 35. 1819 His father's second marriage, to Mrs. Sarah Johnston, widow

with three children. 1828 Makes trip to New Orleans and back, at work on flat-boat. 1829 February and March. Lincoln family remove to Macon County,

Illinois; log-house, near Decatur, on Sangamon River. Abraham of age, works independently; makes 3,000 fence-rails

under contract. 1831 May. Makes another flat-boat trip to New Orleans and back,

on which trip he first sees negroes shackled together in

chains, and forms his opinions concerning slavery.

Begins work in store at New Salem, I11. 1832 Lincoln's first political address.

Enlists in Black Hawk War; elected captain of volunteers. 1833 Storekeeper, postmaster, surveyor, at New Salem. 1834 Elected to Illinois Legislature. 1835 Death of Lincoln's betrothed, Ann Rutledge, at New Salem.

Lincoln deeply grieved. 1836-42 Re-elected to Illinois Legislature biennially. 1837 Forms law partnership with John T. Stuart at Springfield. 1842 November 4. Marries Mary Todd. 1846 Elected to Congress. 1848 Declines re-election to Congress. 1849 Returns to Springfield to law practice. Engages in this until 1854.

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1851 January 17. His father, Thomas Lincoln, dies in Coles County,

Illinois. 1854 Lincoln's family now consisted of three sons (one had died in

infancy); his law practice remunerative. 1855 Debates with Douglas at Peoria and Springfield.

Elected to Illinois Legislature; resigns to seek U. S. Senator

ship, but defeated by Douglas, is re-elected to Illinois

Legislature. 1855-56 Aids in organizing Republican Party. 1858 Joint debates in Illinois with Stephen A. Douglas. 1859 Makes political speeches in Ohio, Kansas, etc. 1860

February. Lincoln tours New England; visits New York City

and speaks at Cooper Institute, being introduced by Will

iam Cullen Bryant.
March 16-18. Chicago Republican Convention. Nominated for

President; Hannibal Hamlin, Vice-President.
November 6. Elected President over J. C. Breckenridge, Stephen

A. Douglas, and John Bell.
1861 March 4. Inaugurated President (the sixteenth).

April 15. Issues first order for troops to put down Rebellion. 1862 February. President Lincoln's son Willie, ten years old, dies

in White House. March. President as acting Commander-in-Chief overrules

General McClellan and Council of War as to immediate

forward movement.
July 2. Calls for 300,000 three-years' troops.

August 4. Calls for 300,000 men, special, nine months. 1863 January 1. Issues Emancipation Proclamation.

July 1-4. Victories for Union armies. Battle of Gettysburg;

defeat for Lee's Army. Vicksburg captured by Grant.

Lincoln thanks Grant for the capture.
September 17. Calls for 300,000 three-years' troops.

November 19. His address at Gettysburg. 1864 February. Calls for 500,000 volunteers. Renominated and re

elected President.
1865 March 4. Lincoln inaugurated, second term.

April 3. Fall of Richmond, capital of Confederates.
April 4. Lincoln visits Richmond.
April 9. Surrender of Lee and practical end of Civil War.
April 14. President assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, at

Washington. He died next morning.
May 4. Burial at Springfield, Ill.

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