Outline of Abraham Lincoln

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Abraham Lincoln:

Abraham Lincoln  16th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.[1][2] In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.

Political career of Abraham Lincoln

Political philosophy of Abraham Lincoln

  • United States Declaration of Independence while this document was instrumental in the founding of the United States, it was also a statement of human rights, most notably through the phrase that "all men are created equal". Abraham Lincoln made the document the centerpiece of his rhetoric (as in the Gettysburg Address of 1863), and his policies. He considered it to be the foundation of his political philosophy and argued that the Declaration is a statement of principles through which the United States Constitution should be interpreted.
  • Abraham Lincoln and slavery

Electoral history of Abraham Lincoln

Electoral history of Abraham Lincoln

Offices held by Abraham Lincoln prior to his presidency

Presidency of Abraham Lincoln

Presidency of Abraham Lincoln

Events during Abraham Lincoln's presidency
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln's notable speeches

Personal life of Abraham Lincoln

Family of Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln family

Homes and places

Abraham Lincoln's legacy

Cultural depictions of Abraham Lincoln

Cultural depictions of Abraham Lincoln

Memorials to and monuments of Abraham Lincoln

Memorials to Abraham Lincoln

Statues of Abraham Lincoln


Publications about Abraham Lincoln

Bibliography of Abraham Lincoln

Organizations concerning Abraham Lincoln

See also


  1. William A. Pencak (2009). Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America. ABC-CLIO. p. 222. ISBN 978-0-313-08759-2.
  2. Paul Finkelman; Stephen E. Gottlieb (2009). Toward a Usable Past: Liberty Under State Constitutions. U of Georgia Press. p. 388. ISBN 978-0-8203-3496-7.
  3. Salmon, p. 251; Grimsley, p. 3.
  4. "The Gettysburg Address". History. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  5. Robert J. McNamara. "Emancipation Proclamation". www.about.com 19th Century History. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  6. White Jr., Ronald C. The Words That Moved a Nation in: "Abraham Lincoln A Legacy of Freedom Archived 2011-10-13 at the Wayback Machine", Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of State – Bureau of International Information Programs, p. 58.
  7. Fox, Christopher Graham (September 12, 2008). "A analysis of Abraham Lincoln's poetic Gettysburg Address". foxthepoet.blogspot.de. Retrieved August 21, 2012.