The focus of this site is on research and learning. Find out more about Lincoln and his times. Abraham Lincoln Research Site
This site is helpful for students and adults, with information on the main aspects of Lincoln's life and legacy. Includes many interesting historical oddities, including the Lincoln family's White House pets. Documents of Abraham Lincoln
This LONG list of documents includes his inaugural address, several State of the Union speeches, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Gettysburg Address, and many more documents of this famous man. Lincoln Papers
These papers are from Lincoln's early lawyer days, before he was a famous politician and president. Mr. Lincoln's White House
Take a look at the White House as Lincoln and his family would have seen it. Graphics courtesy of ArtToday Next 1 2 Widgets
On April 14th, Lincoln went to attend a play with his wife at Ford's Theatre in Washington, . During the third act of the play, John Wilkes Booth , a well-known actor and a Confederate spy from Maryland, entered the presidential box and shot Lincoln at point-blank range ,  mortally wounding him. An unconscious Lincoln was carried across the street to Petersen House . He was placed diagonally on the bed because his tall frame would not fit normally on the smaller bed.  He remained in a coma for nine hours before dying the next morning.  According to some accounts, at his last drawn breath, on the morning after the assassination, he smiled broadly and then expired.  Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated .