Abraham Lincoln: The Early
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1) Our 16th President of the United
States, Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12. What year was it?
2) He was born in a one room log cabin.
Sinking Spring Farm was located along Nolin Creek, three miles south of
Hodgenville. What was the state?
- Virginia (now West Virginia)
3) In 1816, because of land
difficulties, the Lincolns moved to another state. Which state was it?
4) In 1818, Lincoln's mother, then
thirty-four years old, died of milk sickness. What was her name?
- Sarah Bush Johnston.
- Nancy Hanks
- Mary Todd
5) In 1831, his father relocated the
family to a new homestead in Coles County, Illinois, twenty-two-year-old
Lincoln struck out on his own, canoing down the Sangamon River to the
village of New Salem in Sangamon County. Later that year, hired by New
Salem businessman Denton Offutt and accompanied by friends, he took goods
from New Salem via flatboat on the Sangamon and Mississippi rivers. Where
was the boat�s destination?
- St. Louis
- New Orleans
6) In 1832, at the age of 23, Lincoln
ran for election of the Illinois General Assembly. What was his party
7) For several months, Lincoln ran a
small store in New Salem, selling tea, coffee, sugar, salt, blue calico,
brown muslin, straw hats and whiskey. Later, what did he become for the
town of New Salem?
- Meat inspector
8) In 1834, he won election to the state
legislature, and after coming across the Commentaries on the Laws of
England, began to teach himself law. What year was he admitted to the
bar and move to Springfield, Illinois to practice law with John T. Stuart.
9) A staunch Whig and fervent admirer of
party leader Henry Clay, Lincoln was elected to a term in the U.S. House
of Representatives. What was the year?
10) On November 4, 1842 Lincoln married
a daughter of a prominent slave-owning family from Kentucky. What was her
- Mary Todd
- Mildred Pierce
- Helen Beacher
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