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ABRAHAM LINCOLN

President Abraham Lincoln was president through the four years of the Civil War(1861-1865). He had promised in his election campaign that if elected, he'd end slavery. What you may not know is that President Lincoln started our national Thanksgiving holiday. He issued a proclamation saying that the last Thursday of each year would be a national Thanksgiving Day holiday. And, you may not know that Abraham Lincoln didn't like the name Abe and that even his wife called him by the name Lincoln. Did you know that President Lincoln started our national Thanksgiving holiday? He issued a proclamation saying that the last Thursday of each year would be a national Thanksgiving Day holiday? Did you know that Abraham Lincoln didn't like the name Abe and that even his wife called him by the name Lincoln? Use this webquest to learn more about out 16th president.

1. Did you know that Abraham Lincoln didn't have a middle name? Famous for wearing his stovepipe top hat, he often used his hat to store notes, bills and letters. What were some of the books which Lincoln enjoyed reading as a boy?_______________________ How did his step mother, Sarah play an important role in Abe's growing up?_________________Go to this site to learn the answers:AmericaComesAlive

2. Before going into politics as a congressman from the state of Illinois, Lincoln worked as a lawyer. When it came to favorite sports, Lincoln enjoyed walking and he wrestled.What was Lincoln's favorite dessert?____________________His wife, Mary Todd said that Lincoln would often forget to eat. She tried to make sure some foods he liked were always available.What were 3 of his favorite things to eat?__________________Go to this site to learn the answers: weighing-success.blogspot.com

3.Abraham Lincoln loved animals and had pet rabbits, cats, dogs and even goats. As a boy, which creature did he see classmates mistreating?____________ What did he say to the classmates?______________Once, Abraham Lincoln got muddy trying to help which animal that had gotten stuck in mud?________________ What custom did President Lincoln begin at the White House at Thanksgiving?________ Go to this site to learn the answers:TodayIFoundOut

4. Young Lincoln really liked the weekly spelling bees at school because the winner got to take a book home for the weekend.He often won the spelling bees. During one spelling bee, Lincoln gave his classmate a hint to help her spell the the world defied correctly?What did he do?____________________What word did Lincoln often spell incorrectly as an adult?__________ Go to this site to learn the answers:illinoisancestors.org


There are 10 Webquests, Discussion Questions and a Teacher Page with extension activities and the key.

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