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Who was Abraham Lincoln?

Abraham Lincoln was a self taught lawyer, an opponent of slavery and the 16th president of the United States

Abraham Lincoln was elected president in ____

1860

What effect did Abraham Lincoln's election to president have on southerners?

Southerners did not like the idea of an anti-slavery northerner as president, and by the time Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated in March 1861 seven southern states had declared their secession from the union and formed the Confederate States of America

Who was the Confederate leader?

Jefferson Davis

________ issued by Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863 freed all slaves in the rebellious states and paved a way for slavery to be abolished

Emancipation Proclamation

In ______ Abraham Lincoln was shot and killed by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth

April 1865