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The Abraham Lincoln Presidency

Based on the clues, guess these facts about Abraham Lincoln and his presidency.
Last updated: August 09, 2016
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Wife's first name
Mary
Vice Presidents
Hannibal Hamlin
Andrew Johnson
Name of his assassin
John Wilkes Booth
Theater where he was assassinated
Ford's Theater
State where he was born
Kentucky
Home state
Illinois
City where he practiced law
Springfield
Politician he debated in 1858
Stephen Douglas
Proclamation that ended slavery
in the rebelling states
Emancipation
Proclamation
Famous 1863 address at the site
of a Pennsylvania battle
Gettysburg
First state to secede from the Union
South Carolina
State admitted to the Union in 1863
West Virginia
Hint
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His nickname
Honest Abe
1840's war that he opposed
Mexican-American War
Civil liberty that he suspended
Writ of
habeas corpus
Head of the Union Army
who ran against Lincoln in 1864
George B. McClellan
Final head of the Union Army
Ulysses S. Grant
Holiday declared by Lincoln and
celebrated annually since 1863
Thanksgiving
Type of building he was born in
Log Cabin
 
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A house divided against itself cannot stand
Four score and seven years ago
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level 79
Oct 25, 2013
No questions about his vampire hunting?
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level 75
Oct 27, 2013
John Wilkes Tooth
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level 50
Oct 27, 2013
Why not simply "Mexican War"??
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level 81
Oct 28, 2013
ditto
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level ∞
Oct 29, 2013
Okay
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level 50
Jun 25, 2014
Yes, and he was assassinated while watching 'Our American Cousin', supposedly hilarious.
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level 66
Feb 3, 2018
Seen it. Hasn't aged well.
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level 66
Jun 23, 2018
It was funny in the opening sequence on Police Squad (Naked Gun) TV series.
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level 80
Dec 29, 2015
When you randomly have to guess a city in the US, guess "Springfield", there's so many of them you are bound to be right some time.
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level 71
Oct 25, 2016
Or just the capital of the state he was from.
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level 75
Oct 25, 2016
Is there going to be one of these every day until election day?
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level 77
Oct 25, 2016
Wondering the same thing... Seems that way.
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level ∞
Oct 25, 2016
No, but there are three more coming, two of which will be an extra quiz for that day.
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level 75
Oct 25, 2016
I like 'em. Would eventually like to see one for every president, even the "obscure" ones.
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level 65
Oct 25, 2016
I am happy to help make some for obscure presidents, QM if you want help.
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level ∞
Oct 26, 2016
I tried, @Kestrana, but I couldn't come up with enough easy questions for the other Presidents. If you make them, I'll take them though!
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level 75
Oct 26, 2016
I just made this one about Washington. Wasn't that hard.

I think I could easily put together some for Adams, Jefferson, Roosevelt, Wilson, Truman, Eisenhower, and maybe a couple others.
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level 58
Oct 25, 2016
Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus is something people should remember the next time they gripe about Obama "destroying the Constitution" by passing a healthcare law they don't like. Gripes like that show a very poor understanding of American history. There have been much greater (read: actual) affronts to our Constitution by a number of presidents, and it's still standing.
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level 76
Oct 25, 2016
Not to bet pissy but the writ was suspended in the middle of a civil war. A much more serious issue than trying to pigeonhole a law that was written as law into a "tax" and therefore constitutionally required.
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level ∞
Oct 26, 2016
I don't like the line of reasoning that just because Lincoln did it means that it's okay. In our culture, we have certain historical figures that have basically become saints: Lincoln, MLK, Mandela, Gandhi. And no criticism of these saints is permitted, even though there is lots to criticize. I think its a very black and white view of history.
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level 75
Oct 26, 2016
Nobody argued that. The argument was that we were in the middle of a civil war. The country was literally ending.
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level 65
Oct 25, 2016
The "house divided"-phrase was of course originally from Jesus, who was cited by Lincoln.
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level 64
Oct 25, 2016
Can you accept cabin for his birth building
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level 75
Oct 26, 2016
I think there is a glitch in the system. I took this quiz yesterday and got all the answers but Hannibal Hamlin. When I retook it today and got all the answers right, the statistics show that I got Hannibal Hamlin correct last time but missed Mary, which did not happen. Very strange, and it seems to happen to me a lot. Anybody else notice this happening to them?
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level 48
Oct 27, 2016
can you accept cabin for log cabin
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level 50
Nov 1, 2016
Too easy...good quiz!
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level 70
Feb 13, 2017
This was too US-centric.
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level 35
Feb 20, 2017
22/22 with 1:32 remaining. Such a great, complex historical figure. It is bad for our country that he was assassinated.
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level 35
Feb 26, 2017
22/22 again with 2:30 remaining. Soon, I will submit a quiz on a president myself.
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level 68
Oct 9, 2018
If it's of any interest, I created a quiz to name the various Lincoln-Douglas debate sites.