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Abraham Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln

Year 9 Elective History

Resources in Accessit


Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.


History Channel


Abraham Lincoln, a self-taught lawyer, legislator and vocal opponent of slavery, was elected 16th president of the United States in November 1860, shortly before the outbreak of the Civil War.

Abraham Lincoln Timeline

You Tube

Watch a short video biography of Abraham Lincoln, including his early years in Kentucky, his time as president, the Emancipation Proclamation, and his assassination.

Clickview Online

Lincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. It is based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography 'Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln', and covers the final four months of Lincoln's life, focusing on the President's efforts in January 1865 to have the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution passed by the United States House of Representatives.

In 1863, Abraham Lincoln proved himself a master of a new frontier not on the battlefields of the Civil War, but in his high-tech command center: the War Department Telegraph Office, Americas first Situation Room. The Internet of the 19th century, the telegraph, gave Lincoln new powers to reshape leadership and wield personal control across distant battlefields.

HSC-Modern History


Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He preserved the Union during the U.S. Civil War and brought about the emancipation of slaves.

Abraham Lincoln became the United States' 16th President in 1861, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy in 1863.

Britannica School Edition