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Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln played by Daniel Day-Lewis
Name: Abraham Lincoln
Status: Deceased
Age: 56 (at death)
Date of birth: February 12, 1809
Birthplace: Hodgenville, Kentucky,
United States of America
Date of death: April 15, 1865
Place of death: Petersen House,
Washington, D.C.,
United States of America
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Father: Thomas Lincoln
Mother: Nancy Lincoln
Marital status: Married
Played by: Daniel Day-Lewis
First film: Lincoln
Last film: Lincoln
Appears in: 1 film

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln successfully led his country through its greatest constitutional, military, and moral crisis – the American Civil War – preserving the Union while ending slavery, and promoting economic and financial modernization. Reared in a poor family on the western frontier, Lincoln was mostly self-educated, and became a country lawyer, a Whig Party leader, Illinois state legislator during the 1830s, and a one-term member of the United States House of Representatives during the 1840s. Lincoln's efforts were generally rewarded with praise by much of the nation. Lincoln was regarded as one of the greatest presidents in national history, and remains so today, generally regarded in the top three US Presidents.


Early lifeEdit

Abraham Lincoln grew up with little formal education and read many books in his days of youth. He and his father, who wasn't a kind man, didn't get along very well, but he later supposed that he learned his morals from him. Lincoln was also once a lawyer, a profession that he later deemed as "sturdy".

Passing the 13th AmendmentEdit

Meeting with Thaddeus StevensEdit

Abraham Lincoln Daniel-Day Lewis meeting with Thaddeus Stevens

President Lincoln meeting with Thaddeus Stevens.

After watching him become the victim of Mary's insults, Abraham Lincoln met with Thaddeus Stevens to discuss the 13th Amendment in a kitchen within the White House. Lincoln conveyed a story about true North to Thaddeus to help provide assistance to carry his point to him.

House VoteEdit

Abraham Lincoln Daniel-Day Lewis waiting

President Lincoln waits to hear news on the 13th Amendment's results.

On the day of the vote for the 13th Amendment, Lincoln waited in his office with Tad. After the votes had been counted regarding the amendment, Lincoln could hear bells ringing. Peering towards the sounds from the window, he knew that the amendment had been passed.

End of the Civil WarEdit

Meeting with General GrantEdit

Abraham Lincoln Daniel-Day Lewis meeting General Grant

President Lincoln meets with General Ulysses S. Grant.

On April 9, 1865, President Lincoln met with General Grant and discussed Lincoln's aged appearance by 10 years, despite only 1 year having been passed. Lincoln also informed Grant that he wished for no further bloodshed, nor punishment with the end of the war.


Abraham Lincoln Daniel-Day Lewis walking through the White House

President Lincoln takes his last steps through the halls of the White House.

On April 14, 1865, after one last meeting with his cabinet, Lincoln left to attend the theatre with his wife, still refusing to wear formal gloves, leaving them on a table as he left. He began his last walk down the halls of the White House, being watched by William Slade, who had at first decide to insist the President wore the gloves, only to watch him walk away instead.

Fatally WoundedEdit

While attending the play at Ford's Theatre with his wife, President Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer. Tad learned of his father's shooting from a man who appeared on stage and announced the news to the crowd.

Final HoursEdit

Lincoln was taken from the theater to a house across the street and remained in a coma for nine hours before dying the next morning on April 15, 1865; he died, with many people crowded around his deathbed, including Robert, in mourning and Mary who left the room in tears.