With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Stephen B. Oates
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Part One, Rivers of Time

• Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in a log cabin in Kentucky. He lived the life of a frontier child with little education.

• In December of 1816, the family moved to Indiana, and the following summer Nancy Lincoln, Abraham's mother, died.

• Thomas Lincoln's household was floundering, so he went back to Kentucky to bring home a new wife, Sarah Bush Johnston.

• By thirteen, Lincoln showed signs of both his parents: like his father, he could spin tales and tell jokes to entertain, but he had a melancholy streak like his mother, and was driven to study and find the answers for his many questions.

• Lincoln developed a macabre fascination with madness, and how quickly one's fortunes can change.
• In March 1830, the Lincolns moved to central Illinois; on a trip down to New Orleans delivering supplies, Lincoln saved his raft when it got stuck in New...

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