FROM A LOG CABIN TO THE WHITE HOUSE

By:  B. Froehlich, All Rights Reserved, 1007

 

GRAPHIC ORGANIZER

Where was he born?

When was he born?

What did he do when he was a boy?

 

 

 

What Jobs did Abraham Lincoln Have?:

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Who did Lincoln marry?

How Many Children?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part One

Vocabulary Organizer

These are the important words in the story:

Congress

 

 

 

 

 

My Sentence about these words.

 

 

 

 

Words to Know


Use your book to read about the important words that you see on this page. Then, write words in each square that describe the words. Draw a picture.

Slavery:

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My Picture

What did Lincoln think about slavery?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Words to Know

Civil War

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My sentence about the Civil War

 

 

 

 

 

My Picture

 

P. 3-16

Directions: Read the words in the box. Then, read the sentences. Find the word to know from the box in each sentence. Then, circle the word. Copy the sentences.

"Honest Abe" Kentucky farm

log cabin storekeeper elected

postmaster lawyer Illinois

Mary Todd Springfield Congress lawmaker

1. People called Lincoln "Honest Abe."

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Words to Know

P. 3-16 Page 2

2. Lincoln worked as a postmaster and as a storekeeper.

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3. Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Kentucky.

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4. The people elected him to Congress.

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Words to Know

Part One P. 3-16 P. 3

5. Lincoln moved to Illinois when he was a young man.

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6. He worked hard on the farm as a boy.

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7. He lived in Springfield, Illinois.

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8. He married Mary Todd in 1842.

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Page 4

Words to Know Part 1

9. Lincoln wanted to be a lawyer and worked hard.

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10. He was a lawmaker helping make laws for Illinois.

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Part Two

Name _________


Directions:
Read the words in the box. Then, read the sentences. Find the word from the box in each sentence. Circle the word. Copy the sentences.

Civil War northern southern

slavery signed paper

Emancipation Proclamation theatre

John Wilkes Booth

1. Abraham Lincoln signed a paper called the Emancipation Proclamation.

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Page 2 Words To Know

Part 2

2. Lincoln did not like slavery.

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3. In April, 1865, Lincoln was shot at a theatre.

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4. John Wilkes Booth was mad at Lincoln.

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Page 3 Words to Know

Part 2

5. When he was President, there was a Civil War.

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6. The War was between the northern and southern states.

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Alphabetical Order

slavery

Kentucky

Honest Abe

lawyer

Civil War

Northern

Southern

freed

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JOURNAL PROMPT

PART ONE

1. Tell about Lincoln when he was young. Where was he born? What was his life like as a young boy? What did he do for jobs before he became a lawmaker?

2. Tell why Lincoln wanted to learn about the law. What did he do after he became a lawyer? How did being a lawmaker help the people of the United States? How did the people feel about Abraham Lincoln?

3. Who did Lincoln marry? When? Where did his family live? How many children did the Lincolnís have?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. What is slavery? What did Abraham Lincoln do to end slavery?

 

2. Tell about the Civil War. When did it begin? When did it end? Who was fighting?

3. What important things did Lincoln do to help the United States become a land of freedom?