25 fast facts about about Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the USA.In fact he is better known for the abolition of slavery in the united states and led the nation in the Civil war.Here are some of the interesting facts about abraham lincoln handpicked for you.Read and enjoy.

  1. Lincoln was born on February 12th 1809, and died at the age of fifty six.
  2. Lincoln’s home state is Illinois.
  3. He was the tallest president of america at 6’4″. In fact trump is closer to him at 6’2″.
  4. As a matter of fact lincoln is the first president and the only president of United States to obtain a patent.
  5. He patented a system to change the thrust of steamboats in 1849.
  6. Lincoln’s speech at Gettysburg the end of the Civil War in america is one of the most repeated speeches.
  7. Lincoln is said to dream of his own death at least twice every week ,which ended up till his assassination.
  8. His birth mother died from tremetol vomiting.
  9. Lincoln’s father then remarried a widow, and as a matter of fact Abraham was very close to his step mother who took so much care of him.
  10. Lincoln ran a store in New Salem.
  11. Lincoln disliked killing and harming animals, even for food .In actual fact lincoln he was a strong, talented wrestler .
  12. Lincoln proposed to his wife Mary Todd Lincoln at 1840 just one year after meeting her in Springfield.
  13. He was the first bearded president in United states of america.
  14. Lincoln founded the United States Secret Service with Allan Pinkerton just hours before he was assassinated.
  15. Lincoln is very well represented  in the american National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
  16. Lincoln’s corpse was tried to steal many times by grave thieves.
  17. Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at the Ford Theatre by Johns Wilkes Booth in 1865.
  18. John Wilkes Booth’s brother ,the brother of the man who assassinated lincoln saved the life of Lincoln’s son before lincoln was assassinated.
  19. In the 6 short years of lincoln’s head in american politics, he became was the most hated and the most cherished president in the history of  america. He was associated with destroying the country and bringing it back together.
  20. Lincoln’s last son Robert lincoln’s line died in the 1926. In fact ,Lincoln has no direct descendants alive today.
  21.  In 1863 Lincoln’s son Tad lincoln argued a turkey which was sent to the White House not to be executed. Lincoln issued an order to spare the turkey’s life.
  22. Lincoln was the first president to be lying in state at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
  23.  A group of men tried to remove Lincoln’s body from Oak Ridge Cemetery and hold it for a large ransom in 1876.
  24. The Lincoln Bedroom was never a bedroom in Lincoln’s time as a matter of fact it was used as an office where Lincoln met with cabinet members.
  25. Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks, was a distant relative of actor Tom Hanks.

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