A • Lincoln`s death • Lincoln`s childhood • Lincoln - Douglas Debates • Civil War • The results of the Civil War. Emancipation Proclamation • Lincoln's contribution to American society Lincoln`s death. The 14th of April, 1865, was a tragic day in the history of the United States. For on the evening of that day, President Abraham Lincoln went to Ford’s Theatre in Washington to see a play which was popular at the time — and never returned. The war had only ended a few days before, and the whole country continued to celebrate. John Booth So, that his gun was only a short distance from his head, calmly took aim and fired. The President fell forward in his chair. When he died, one of the people in the room at the time said: “Now he belongs to the ages.” Lincoln was born in Hardin County,Kentucky on February 12 , 1809 . He moved to Indiana in 1816 and lived there the rest of his youth . His mother died when he was nine but he was very close to his stepmother who urged him to read . Lincoln himself stated that he had about one year of formal education . He loved to read and learn from any books he could get his hands on . Abe grew up in the Middle West . His first home was a small, one – room house in the woods . Lincoln`s parents Thomas Lincoln and Nancy were pioneers, who helped to fight Indians and push the borders of US father west. The family lived in poverty . They moved from Kentucky to Indiana when Abe was 7 . Although he had little chance to go to school but he liked to read so much . His favorite book was « Robinson Crusoe » . Everyone liked him and everyone said he was a born storyteller . And nobody knew that he would become the greatest American president . On November 4 , 1842 Lincoln married Mary Todd and the couple had four sons . Amongst them, Robert Todd Lincoln was their only child to survive into adulthood . The other children Edward Baker Lincoln, William “Willie” Wallace Lincoln and Thomas “Tad” Lincoln died in their early childhood . Lincoln debated his opponent, Stephen Douglas seven times . While they agreed on many questions, they disagreed over the morality of slavery . . Lincoln did not believe that slavery should spread any further. But he lost the state election to Douglas. The Civil War(1861 - 65) After the battle at Antietam Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation . The document that made the slaves free. The Emancipation Proclamation Warring countries Population 1861 . Mobilized Killed Injured Died Of wounds From disease Other causes USA 22 339 968 2 803 300 67 058 275 175 43 012 194 368 54 682 CSA 9 103 332 1 064 200 67 000 137 000 27 000 59 000 105 000 in all 31 443 300 3 867 500 134 058 412 175 70 012 253 368 163 796 Warring countries Population 1861 Mobilized Killed Injured Died Of wounds From disease Other causes USA 22 339 968 2 803 300 67 058 275 175 43 012 194 368 54 682 CSA 9 103 332 1 064 200 67 000 137 000 27 000 59 000 105 000 in all 31 443 300 3 867 500 134 058 412 175 70 012 253 368 163 796 The results of the war Lincoln made a great contribution to the America country . As he was a good speaker . He convinced the representatives of South and North states to stop the war and to unite . Because he wanted to foresee America a rich, powerful and peaceful country . Lincoln was a kind and honest man and people trust him and believed him so, they took his ideas as the cloudless future of the USA . Signed the Emancipation Proclamation, he led American people to freedom and humanity and gave possibilities to everybody to have the same rights . So he belongs to the ages . The real leader of American people Thank you for your attention!