Honest Abe was one of the most inspiring, famous American politicians ever lived! Abraham Lincoln served as president and founding father of the country we proudly call home during a very historically turbulent time. He was studious, moral, and good. Abe believed slavery was wrong even back end because he believed every human being should have rights. We’re proud to create this how-to-draw tutorial for you today. Haha, anyways let’s draw!
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✏️ TOOLS FOR SUCCESS
- How-To-Draw Template – International (A4) or U.S. Size (8.5×11 in)
- Sketching Pencil
- Polymer Eraser
- Outline Marker
- Coloring Tools
🎨 Parents: The only tools you need for these how-to-draw tutorials are: eraser, pencil, and a piece of paper. But – if you have them around – a sketching pencil makes for fainter and softer lines that help kids build fine motor accuracy. I also recommend going over the sketch pencil with a black outline marker when you’re done for a neater finish. Lastly, erase the pencil marks before adding color.
How To Draw Abraham Lincoln (Easy Simple Line Drawing)
Abraham Lincoln Facts for Kids
- As a young boy, his family taught him and his siblings the importance of being a good, moral person. They were deeply religious and believed that slavery is a very immoral thing. This lesson was held steadfastly by Lincoln his entire life.
- Abraham Lincoln was born to a poor family (much like Alexander Hamilton) on Feb 12, 1809. Abe’s father was a farmer/carpenter and they lived in a one-room small, humble wood cabin.
- Lincoln only went to school for 1 year yet he loved to learn and read. He loved reading so much, people thought he was lazy because all he wanted to do was sit and read.
- When he was 23 years old he joined to serve as a captain during the Black Hawk War, this leads him to be aware of politics.
- He still loved to read and learn, and thus, he eventually became a lawyer. He then ran for politics and served in the Illinois House of Representatives when he was only in his 30s years old!
- Lincoln loved to read and write, a lot of which was self-taught due to his family’s poverty.
- You can visit the only house he ever owned today, it is preserved in Illinois and naturally is a popular tourist destination today.
- He believed all humans were valuable so he abolished slavery. During this turbulent time with the South, he wrote the famous “Gettysburg Address.”
- It took 2 years for the Union to win the war against the Confederate slaving owning South. After the civil war, Abe solidified his reputation and history by ending slavery.
- Sadly a bitter actor, a sore loser, John Wilkes Booth assassinated and killed Lincoln thinking he did it for his country. The entire nation mourned.
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