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Week of February 12, 2001

To Celebrate Abraham Lincoln's Birthday on February 12, this page is dedicated to Abe Lincoln trivia.

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Quote of the Week

"Some day I shall be President." -- A frequent remark made by Abraham Lincoln while he was still unknown.

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Picture of the Week

Abe visits the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. and celebrates his birthday on February 12. The United States celebrates the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington on President's Day.

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Trivia Question

This Week's Trivia Question:
True or False. Abe Lincoln was born in Springfield, Illinois.

Last Week's Trivia Question:
Q: How many years did the American Civil War last?
American Civil War lasted 4 years. It began on April 12, 1861, and it ended on April 9, 1865.

Photo: Front Palor of the McLean House at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, where Ulysses S. Grant accepted the surrender of the Confederate Army by Robert E. Lee on April 9, 1865.

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Did You Know…

Did you know Abe Lincoln earned the nickname "Honest Abe" after he paid off his debts when his store went bankrupt?

Yes, Abe and his partner opened up a store together. Unfortunately, Abe's partner died and the store went bankrupt. Abe was not required to pay off any of the store's debts. However, Abe worked hard and paid off all the debts. Afterwards, people began calling him "Honest Abe."

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Who's Your Hero?

"Abe Lincoln is my hero. He was a great President because he kept our country together through some really rough times. If he hadn't been President during the Civil War, who knows what our country would be like today."
-- John from Maryland

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Your Question

Q: What was so important about the Lincoln-Douglas Debates? (Cheryl M.)

A: In 1858, Abe Lincoln ran for the U.S. Senate. His opponent was Senator Stephen A. Douglas. During this campaign, the candidates held seven debates which became known as the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. In the end, Abe lost the election. These debates, however, made Abe famous across the nation as a great speaker against slavery. From this reputation, Abe became the next Presidential candidate for the Republican Party in 1860. He won this election and became the 16th President of the United States. Read More…

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