Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Abraham Lincoln's Birthday Today!

Every American knows President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. "Honest Abe", as he was commonly known as, was born in the wilderness country of Hardin County, Kentucky on February 12, 1809.
Abraham Lincoln became president in 1861. Although he hated war, he was drawn into it as he believed it was the only was to save the nation after the southern states declared their secession to the Union. In addition to serving as president during the civil war and saving the Union, Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation that ended slavery in the U.S. forever.He also wrote and gave The Gettysburg Address, memorializing the bloodiest and most important battle of the Civil War. Gettysburg proved to be the turning point of the war. Shortly after the war ended, Abraham Lincoln became the first U.S. President to be assassinated. He was shot and mortally wounded on Good Friday, April 14, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre.

Let's send birthday greetings to this President!

Shirt Origami Fold Card  Shirt Origami Fold Card

You're How Old? Male Happy Birthday Handmade Card  Male Happy Birthday Handmade Card

masculine birthday card - male birthday card - pocket watch card  pocket watch card

Stars and Stripes Birthday Note Card   Stars and Stripes Birthday Note Card

Navy Blue Boat Happy Birthday Hand Made Card  Birthday Hand Made Card

Masculine Handmade Birthday Card, Classic, Rustic, Damask  Masculine Handmade Birthday Card

Red White and Blue Greeting Card  Red White and Blue Greeting Card

Acorn Design, Oak Branch, Single Blank Card  Acorn Design Single Blank Card

Lighthouse Card Handstitched  Lighthouse Card Handstitched

1 handpainted blank greeting card Waterfall and trees  handpainted blank greeting card

Greeting Card Masculine Black, White & Silver  Greeting Card Masculine Black, White & Silver

Life of Abraham 8x10 print by Teresa Kogut  Life of Abraham 8x10 print

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Jilly - fun post! I tweeted your post this morning!