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Abraham LincolnGeorge Washington
Political Party Republican Party Was not a member of any political party. He never officially joined the Federalist Party, America's first political party, but supported its programs.
Religion No formal affiliation Anglican / Episcopal; Deism
Children Four sons; only one survived to adulthood. None. Adopted Martha’s two children.
Date of birth February 12, 1809 February 22, 1732
Vice President Hannibal Hamlin (1861-1865); Andrew Johnson (1865) John Adams
Parents Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Lincoln.Step Mother Sarah Bush Johnston Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington
Place of birth Hardin County, Kentucky(now LaRue County) in Westmoreland County, Virginia, Pope's Creek Estate (now Colonial Beach)
Profession Country lawyer, an Illinois state legislator. Tobacco farmer and plantation owner.
Full Name Abraham Lincoln George Washington
Education Self educated from independent study. Seven to Eight years of tutoring by his father and half brother Lawrence, and training in surveying.
Spouse Mary Todd Martha Dandridge Custis
Death On Friday, April 14, 1865, aged 56, Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. by John Wilkes Booth. December 14, 1799, aged 67, Washington died from pnuemonia.
Philosophy Believed that America should be "united not divided ". He disliked slavery and wished for the people to be as one. Against partisanship, sectionalism, and involvement in foreign wars. He was a Deist who had a profound belief and faith in "Providence" or a higher "Devine Will"
Presidency 16th President of the United States. Served 4 years. Elected first in 1860. Re elected but assassinated in 1865. 1st President served April 30, 1789 – March 4, 1797 (2 terms)
Background Not a wealthy family. The second child to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Lincoln.Step Mother Sarah Bush Johnston. Wealthy Family The first child of Augustine Washington and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington.
Military Service Member of the Illinois Militia during the Black Hawk War/Union Commander during the Civil War. Militia: 1752–1758; Continental Army: 1775–1783; Army: 1798–1799
Legacy Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.; face on $5 bill and the cent. The state nickname for Illinois is ‘Land of Lincoln’. Mount Rushmore holds his face. Called ‘Father of the Nation’; face appears on $1 bill and the quarter coin; the Confederate Seal features him on horseback. Nation’s capital, Washington, D.C and Washington state are named after him. Mount Rushmore holds his face.
Notable Contributions Led country during Civil War; On January 1, 1863, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation to free slaves. Led Revolutionary War; Washington presided over the Philadelphia Convention that drafted the United States Constitution in 1787; Proclamation of Neutrality of 1793 .