Comparative Analysis Of The Main Characters Of “Chasing Lincoln’s Killer” By James L. Swanson And “Letters From A Slave Girl: The Story Of Harriet Jacobs” By Mary E. Lyons

John Wilkes Booth is nearly a polar opposite of Harriet Jacobs. He grew up in a wealth well-known white family. His father was an actor and the main source of the family’s income. Booth then grew up to make a name for himself in the acting business as well. Privileged and prideful, Booth cared for … Read more

President Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln once said, I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me (Letter to Albert G. Hodges 281 as qtd. in R. J. Norton 1). In accordance with his quote, when President Lincoln issued the unprecedented Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, Lincoln freed slaves in the Southern … Read more

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, guided his country through the most devastating experience in its national history–the Civil War. He is considered by many historians to have been the greatest American president. Early Life Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809, in a log cabin in Hardin (now Larue) County, Ky. … Read more

Abraham Lincoln Life

Everyone who knew Abraham Lincoln loved him as a friend. All the children around his home in Springfield, Ill. , and around the White House in Washington felt that Mr. Lincoln understood them and truly liked them. Men and women who knew him admired him and called him honest Abe. (Lee, 47) People throughout the … Read more

President Abraham Lincoln

Many people remember President Abraham Lincoln as being a very gifted orator as well as a dignified leader of our country. Through his many speeches and writings, Abraham Lincoln captivated American minds and gained millions of followers. In Lincoln’s “Perpetuation speech,” given before the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois, in 1838, Lincoln himself stated … Read more

Lincoln Assassination Essay

On April, 14 1865 President Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching a performance of An American Cousin at Fords Theater. President Lincoln died the next morning. The person who had killed Lincoln was John Wilkes Booth. A few days before he was killed, Lincoln had told his spouse about a dream he had, he saw … Read more

Abraham Lincoln Biography

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Kentucky. When he was two, the Lincoln’s moved a few miles to another farm on the old Cumberland Trail. A year later, his mother gave birth to another boy, Thomas, but he died a few days later. When Lincoln was seven his family moved to Indiana. … Read more

Abraham Lincoln Biography

Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809, in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. He was the son of Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln, and he was named for his paternal grandfather. Thomas Lincoln was a carpenter and farmer. Both of Abraham’s parents were members of a Baptist congregation that had separated from another church … Read more

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. Lincoln entered office at a critical period in U. S. history, just before the Civil War, and died from an assassin’s bullet at the war’s end, but before the greater implications of the conflict could be resolved. He brought to the office personal integrity, intelligence, and … Read more