Lincoln Identifying With An Icon 2009: Thanks 44th

Lincoln Identifying with an icon

Thanks to the 44th president, the 16th president may be getting more headlines these days than he did over the course of his life.
Today marks the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth — an event ballyhooed by scholars, Lincoln aficionados and the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission established by Congress. 4 – Number of children born to Mary and Abraham Lincoln. Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926) was the only child to survive his parents. 10 – Number of dollars Abraham Lincoln donated to the building of the Forefathers Monument in Plymouth, Mass. 13 – Number of the Constitutional Amendment that followed Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Ratified in December 1865, it abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. 18 – Number of states that remained in the Union during the Civil War 11 states seceded to form the Confederacy five states were considered border states with divided loyalties.
24 – Number of communities named Lincoln, though not all of them are named for the 16th president. For example, Lincoln, Mass., is named in honor of Lincolnshire, England.

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