Facts About Abraham Lincoln

Interesting Facts About Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was married to Marry Todd and was a father of four children but three of sons died before even turning 20 and in the present times there are no living heirs of Lincoln. Lincoln’s hat was more than fashion or protection, the 6 Feet 4 inches tall Lincoln used it to store money. He wore custom footwear and was more spiritual than religious.

His sons were a death magnet and attracted major accidents. Lincoln was a skilled wrestler and could use axe even more skillfully.  Days before he actually died, Lincoln had a dream about his death.

When he was shot he was seeing the play “Our American Cousin”. His bodyguard left the position few minutes before his assassin, John Wilkes Booth, arrived. When escaping from the stage John Booth broke his ankle by landing awkwardly on the foot. He raised himself up and yelled, “Sic semper tyrannis!” Meaning in Latin “Thus always to tyrants” (which is Virginia State motto).

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. is one of the most highly visited sites in America.  The National Park Service has more information here.

Here is a scholarly analysis of Lincoln’s suspension of the Writ of Habeus Corpus.  

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