Outline of Abraham Lincoln

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Abraham Lincoln:

Abraham Lincoln – 16th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.[1][2] In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.

Political career of Abraham Lincoln[edit]

Political philosophy of Abraham Lincoln[edit]

  • United States Declaration of Independence – while this document was instrumental in the founding of the United States, it was also a statement of human rights, most notably through the phrase that "all men are created equal". Abraham Lincoln made the document the centerpiece of his rhetoric (as in the Gettysburg Address of 1863), and his policies, he considered it to be the foundation of his political philosophy, and argued that the Declaration is a statement of principles through which the United States Constitution should be interpreted.
  • Abraham Lincoln and slavery

Electoral history of Abraham Lincoln[edit]

Electoral history of Abraham Lincoln

Offices held by Abraham Lincoln prior to his presidency[edit]

Presidency of Abraham Lincoln[edit]

Presidency of Abraham Lincoln

Events during Abraham Lincoln's presidency[edit]

Assassination of Abraham Lincoln[edit]

Abraham Lincoln's notable speeches[edit]

Personal life of Abraham Lincoln[edit]

Family of Abraham Lincoln[edit]

Lincoln family

Homes and places[edit]

Abraham Lincoln's legacy[edit]

Cultural depictions of Abraham Lincoln[edit]

Cultural depictions of Abraham Lincoln

Memorials to and monuments of Abraham Lincoln[edit]

Memorials to Abraham Lincoln

Statues of Abraham Lincoln[edit]


Publications about Abraham Lincoln[edit]

Bibliography of Abraham Lincoln

Organizations concerning Abraham Lincoln[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ William A. Pencak (2009). Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America. ABC-CLIO. p. 222. ISBN 978-0-313-08759-2.
  2. ^ Paul Finkelman; Stephen E. Gottlieb (2009). Toward a Usable Past: Liberty Under State Constitutions. U of Georgia Press. p. 388. ISBN 978-0-8203-3496-7.
  3. ^ Salmon, p. 251; Grimsley, p. 3.
  4. ^ a b "The Gettysburg Address". History. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  5. ^ Robert J. McNamara. "Emancipation Proclamation". www.about.com 19th Century History. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  6. ^ White Jr., Ronald C. The Words That Moved a Nation in: "Abraham Lincoln A Legacy of Freedom Archived 2011-10-13 at the Wayback Machine", Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of State – Bureau of International Information Programs, p. 58.
  7. ^ Fox, Christopher Graham (September 12, 2008). "A analysis of Abraham Lincoln's poetic Gettysburg Address". foxthepoet.blogspot.de. Retrieved August 21, 2012.

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