Abraham Lincoln

Bre Ann Rumsch (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851162

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The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each president's term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of Abraham Lincoln, beginning with his childhood in Knob Creek, Kentucky. Information about Lincoln's early career as a lawyer as well as New Salem's postmaster and deputy county surveyor is discussed. In addition, his family and personal life are highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Lincoln's military service during the Black Hawk War and his political career as a member of the Illinois state legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives. Finally, students will explore key events from Republican president Lincoln's administration, including the American Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Gettysburg Address, the Thirteenth Amendment, and his assassination by John Wilkes Booth. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at students' fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Reading Level
Lexile
775L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
R
ATOS
5.5
DRA
40
Categories
Genre
Biographies Government Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 9-12
Grade
4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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