Presidential Facts about Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln - 16th President of the United States serving 2 terms, from 1861 to 1865.
Vice President - 1st term: Hannibal Hamlin 2nd term: Andrew Johnson
Born - February 12, 1809
Died - April 15, 1865
First Lady - Mary Todd Lincoln
Party - Republican
Abraham Lincoln is from Kentucky.
Activities, Lesson Plans, and More
- Y—Young (PreK-3rd)
- M—Middle (4th-6th)
- O—Older (7th-12th)
- T—Teacher Resources
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum offers a large online collection of digital exhibits, lessons, teaching guides, and other resources for learning about the 16th President.
Abraham Lincoln's White House
The White House Historical Association has a large collection of Abraham Lincoln resources, including photo galleries, an in-depth history, podcasts, interviews, articles, and more.
Abraham Lincoln's Classroom
Abraham Lincoln's Classroom is an educational website by the Lehrman Institute that contains hundreds of articles organized by topics such as Abraham Lincoln’s Contemporaries, Abraham Lincoln State by State, Major Speeches and Writings, 1860 Election, Emancipation and Slavery, and much more.
AbrahamLincoln.org is an educational website by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. It contains biographical information, information on Lincoln's presidency, primary sources, timelines, lesson plans, and more.
American President Abraham Lincoln
The Miller Center at the University of Virginia has a comprehensive collection of resources pertaining to Abraham Lincoln's life and political career. In addition to in-depth biographical information, you can find photos, speeches, and more.
History.com: Abraham Lincoln
The History Channel offers a large collection of videos, pictures, and interactive resources for studying Abraham Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln Biography
Learn about Abraham Lincoln's life, career, and presidency on Biography.com.
Abraham Lincoln Genealogy
Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky. You can learn more about Lincoln, his family, and family tree on the National Archives.
Abraham Lincoln Papers
The Abraham Lincoln Papers are a collection of 40,550 documents and letters from 1774 to 1948. The collection and related educator resources are available at the Library of Congress.
Lincoln's Proclamation Establishing Thanksgiving Day
A primary source dating October 3, 1863 from the collected works of Abraham Lincoln, from AbrahamLincolnOnline.org.
The Health and Medical History of President Abraham Lincoln
The Doctor Zebra website tabulates the illnesses of American Presidents and other notable people. Both laypersons and physicians will find it interesting.
Classroom Tips for Memorizing the Gettysburg Address
"To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, documentarian Ken Burns, along with numerous partners, has launched a national effort to encourage everyone in America to video record themselves reading or reciting the speech. The collection of recordings housed on this site will continue to grow as more and more people are inspired by the power of history and take the challenge to Learn The Address. Here are some tips for helping students, in school or at home, memorize the Address."
Lincoln and the Civil War Lessons
A collection of lessons from PBS that focuses on Lincoln's role as president during the Civil War. For grades 3-12.
Looking for Lincoln
Looking for Lincoln is an educational website from PBS that accompanied a film by the same name. It offers a variety of primary sources and interactive content, including lesson plans, maps, timelines, videos, quizzes, and more, for learning about Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln's Views on the Emancipation Proclamation
Abraham Lincoln didn't originally set out to end slavery, but he would eventually come to. Learn about how his views changed over time in this article from History.com.
Abraham Lincoln and Executive Power
This lesson plan from the Center for Civic Education looks at Abraham Lincoln's contributions to American constitutionalism and citizenship.
Lesson Ideas for Abraham Lincoln
A large collection of K-12 lesson plans from Teachers First to better acquaint students with the life, times, and work of the 16th president of the United States.
Mr Nussbaum Abraham Lincoln Resources
Mr Nussbaum’s site has a large collection of activities, interactives, lessons, and other resources for learning about Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency. For grades 2-6.
Abraham Lincoln Biography and Activities
This biography by Patsy Stevens, a retired teacher, was written in 2001. Also included are a large collection of resources, including slideshows, coloring pages, quizzes, puzzles, and more. From Garden of Praise.
Abraham Lincoln Research Site
This website was created by a retired American history teacher and contains biographical information, genealogical information, trivia, quotes, and more.
Mr. Lincoln and Friends
Mr. Lincoln and Friends is a comprehensive biographical website that documents the life and work of President Lincoln. The site will introduce you to the cast of characters in Lincoln's life and his perspective on different topics.
Mr. Lincoln's White House
Mr. Lincoln's White House is an educational website that documents the people and events that surrounded President Lincoln in Washington during the Civil War.
Abraham Lincoln's Assassination
This article from History.com takes an in-depth look into Lincoln's assassination, his funeral, and more.
Lincoln Assassination Conspirators
Learn about the four men who conspired with John Wilkes Booth in Abraham Lincoln's assassination. From ThoughtCo.
The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln
A scanned edition of the April 29, 1865 edition of Harper's Weekly.
The Death of President Lincoln, 1865
Gideon Welles served Lincoln as Secretary of the Navy. He was awakened in the night with news that Lincoln had been shot and rushed to meet him at the house across from Ford’s Theater where he had been taken. You can read his account of the events on Eye Witness to History.
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site is the location of Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace and earliest childhood home in Kentucky. The National Parks Service website offers historical information and educational resources for those who cannot visit in person.
Dewitt County Museum
Discover the connection between C.H. Moore and Abe Lincoln.
One of the most visited sites in the nation's capital. Celebrate the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and explore the American experience through theatre and education. The National Parks Service website offers historical information for those who cannot visit in person.
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Abraham Lincoln spent fourteen years of his life (1816-1830) in southern Indiana. Read the words of Abraham Lincoln and other pioneers about the lives that they led on the frontier. The National Parks Service website offers historical information, lesson plans, and more for those who cannot visit in person.
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
There are a variety of visitor activities available at Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Free Ranger led tours of the Lincoln Home are the central feature of the site. The Visitor Center offers orientation and interpretive films. The website offers historical information about the park for those who cannot visit in person. The National Parks Service website offers historical information and educational resources for those who cannot visit in person.
Lincoln Homestead State Park
Discover the original home of Lincoln's mother, as well as replicas of the 1782 cabin and blacksmith shop where his father was reared and learned his trade. The park offers a gift shop, golfing, picnicking and a museum.
Iconic DC historical site. The website offers historical information about the park and the President for those who cannot visit in person. Offers a Junior Ranger program for students
Lincoln Museum of Kentucky
The museum's main exhibits include a dozen dioramas of the life of the 16th president of the United States. The website offers virtual video tours for those who cannot visit in person.
Lincoln Shot at Ford's Theater
An article from the Library of Congress that reviews the assassination of President Lincoln in Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.
Lincoln State Park
The park was opened in 1932 as a memorial to Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks. The park offers a Boat Launch Ramp, boating, camping, canoe, paddle boat and row boating rentals, fishing, a general store, hiking trails, Interpretive and nature Center, picnicking, and swimming.
Mary Todd Lincoln House
The Mary Todd Lincoln House was the family home of the future wife of the 16th President. The 14 room house contains period furniture, family portraits and furnishings from the Todds as well as the Lincolns. The website offers historical information for those who cannot visit in person.
President Lincoln’s Cottage: Teacher Resources
The President Lincoln's Cottage museum has numerous resources and lesson plans for learning about Lincoln and the Civil War. In addition to lesson plans, the museum offers virtual tours if you cannot visit in person.