Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
Reading Comprehension

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Abraham Lincoln BirthdayHoliday: Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States. He is a very popular president especially among younger kids in America.
Video: Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
Video Script: Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
Hi. In the classroom today you will learn about Abraham Lincoln.

Today is the birthday of Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th, 1809.

He was born to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, two uneducated farmers.

Lincoln was born in a one-room log cabin on a 348-acre farm, in Kentucky.

He successfully led the country through the American Civil War.

He saved the Union and ending slavery.

He was a lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, a member of the United States House of Representatives, and twice an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Senate.

Lincoln won the Republican Party nomination in 1860 and was elected president that same year.

Lincoln was the first Republican elected to the Presidency.

He was the sixteenth President of the United States.

He introduced measures that resulted in the abolition of slavery.

He issued his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and promoted the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution.

His assassination in 1865, by John Wilkes Booth, was the first presidential assassination in United States history.

Lincoln has been consistently ranked by scholars as one of the greatest United States Presidents.

Until next time.
From YOUR Teacher: Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

Abraham Lincoln was the president who fought to free African Americans from slavery during the middle of the 19th century. He is a favorite among Americans, especially kids of elementary school age.
Test: Reading Comprehension Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

Read the video script or watch the video above. In the test questions below choose which is the best answer for each question. There are 10 questions. Good luck.
1.  Abraham Lincoln was born in what year?

a.  1809
b.  1908
c.  1898
d.  1889
2.  Who were Abraham Lincoln's parents?

a.  Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks
b.  Tom Hanks Lincoln and Nancy Reagan
c.  Hank Aaron Lincoln and Nancy Sinatra
d.  General Lincoln and Nancy Jefferson
3.  Abraham Lincoln was born in which state?

a.  New Jersey
b.  Virginia
c.  Kentucky
d.  New York
4.  Which of the following is true?

a.  Lincoln was the first President of the United States
b.  Lincoln was the eighth President of the United States
c.  Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States
d.  Lincoln was the twenty fourth President of the United States
5.  Abraham Lincoln led the country through which war?

a.  Revolutionary War
b.  War of 1812
c.  American Civil War
d.  French Revolution
6.  Abraham Lincoln was against which of the following?

a.  admitting Arizona as a state
b.  slavery
c.  purchasing used shoes
d.  painting the White House green
7.  Abraham Lincoln was a member of which party?

a.  Whig
b.  Democratic
c.  Republican
d.  Green
8.  Abraham Lincoln was elected president in which year?

a.  1868
b.  1688
c.  1680
d.  1860
9.  Abraham Lincoln issued which of the following in 1863?

a.  Famous Gettysburger Sandwich
b.  Presidential Address
c.  Constipation Proclamation
d.  Emancipation Proclamation
10.  Who assassinated Abraham Lincoln in 1865?

a.  Eggs Benedict
b.  Benedict Arnold
c.  John Wilkes Booth
d.  Thomas Jefferson
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