Interesting facts about Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President and the 1st Republican President of the United States. Read on!
- Lincoln was the first president to sport a beard while serving in office.
- Lincoln was the first president to be photographed at his inauguration.
- Abraham Lincoln is the tallest president the United States has ever had.
- Lincoln was the first president to use the telegraph.
- Abraham Lincoln was the first major political figure to suggest extending the right to vote to women.
- Lincoln battled depression for much of his life.
- Abraham Lincoln was granted a patent on a device that lifts boats over shoals.
- Lincoln established Thanksgiving as a national holiday.
- He led the Union into the Civil War to protect the nation and put an end to slavery.
- Abraham Lincoln helped create a national banking system which resulted in a standardized currency.
- Abraham Lincoln would keep notes and important papers in his pipe hat.
- He got the nickname “Honest Abe” because he did actually say once that he could not tell a lie.
- He was the first president to be assassinated.
- He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth and was buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois.
- There are no direct living descendants of Abraham Lincoln.
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