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"Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit, and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors. Accustomed to trample on the rights of those around you, you have lost the genius of your own independence, and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises." - Abraham Lincoln criticizing supporting tyranny over liberty as Foreign Policy
"The Earliest Known Photo of Abraham Lincoln. c. 1840." "February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln successfully led his country through its greatest constitutional, military, and moral crisis – the American Civil War – preserving the Union while ending slavery, and promoting economic and financial modernization."
A Teacher's Idea: My SOCIAL STUDIES Resources: This is a wonderful reading and matching activity to help your kids remember the facts surrounding the significance of Abraham Lincoln. The facts are there in sentences and pictures that they will read and match them up. There are also two coloring sheets and a writing sheet to get them on the right track!