S: Tatiyana Lewis- Summer Reading Project
FC: Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter
1: As a boy Abraham Lincoln had suffered trough many traumatic events. When young Abe was just at the age of five years his brother Thomas Lincoln died. In the book it stated that he did not recall his own grief, he felt that maybe he was to young to comprehend the meaning or irrevocability of it. On the other hand the tragic death of his mother, Nancy Lincoln, changed his life forever. The last thing she whispered to him before she died was "live." His mother died on October 5, 1818. Abe felt so alone in the world, his mother had shown him love and encouragement since the day he was born. One day when his father, Thomas Lincoln was terribly drunk he told his son the truth of vampires and of his mothers death. Nancy Lincoln was given the toxic blood of a vampire from Jack Barts while she slumbered. When Abraham Lincoln found out this information he promised that he would rid the world of all vampires. Jack was the first vampire Abe ever killed.
2: At the age of sixteen Abe was already at the incredible height of six feet four inches. Abe traveled to New Orleans to stay for six weeks in hopes that he would find a vampire to kill. This is where he met Henry Sturges, a man that would have a big impact on his life. He followed a boat that he believed to have a vampire in it. The vampire was a woman, the thought of it being a woman never even crossed his mind.She beat Abe within an inch of his life. She'd have killed him had it not been for Henry Sturges. Henry nursed Abe back to health, although when he found out Henry was a vampire for two days and nights he refused to eat, sleep, speak, or look at Henry in the eyes. He soon got over it. He trained Abe to become a great vampire hunter. Henry sent Abe many letters over the years to kill vampires, and Abe did so happily.
3: One day wen Abe stumbled upon a slave auction he realized the horrible truth of it all. Vampires bought slaves from plantation owners. Abraham Lincoln came to the realization that so long as this country is cursed with slavery, so too will it be with vampires. This is what motivates Abraham Lincoln to become more involved with politics.
4: In the town of New Salem is where Abe met Jack Armstrong. Jack was the leader of the "Clary's Grove Boys." They had a little disagreement. When Abe beat him he soon felt himself regretting it and invited Jack for drinks. They shared a few stories. Abe instantly realized that there was more to jack than he was leading on. Abe took a chance and shared his knowledge of vampires with jack armstrong. He taught Jack all he knew. jack relieved some of the stress of killing vampires from Abe, and was a great friend to Abe.
5: Ann Rutledge was Abraham Lincoln's first love. The love affair did not last long after she fell ill, probably with typhoid fever. As she lay dying, Lincoln made a final private visit to her. In later life, Lincoln visited her grave site frequently. The periods of melancholy to which he was so prone throughout his life may well stem from this early trauma. In confidence, right up until his death, Lincoln would reveal her continuing presence in his memories and thoughts.
6: Mary Todd was Abraham's first wife, and the mother of his children. The Edwards and Todd families disapproved of the courtship, considering Lincoln a country bumpkin unfit for the grace of Mary's hand. With a lack of support for the relationship, and burdened additionally with doubts of his own, Lincoln broke off the engagement with Mary Todd on New Year's Day, 1841. More than eighteen months would pass before their reconciliation, a period in which Lincoln engaged in some reckless and unprecedented behavior.In the early years of her marriage, Mary Todd Lincoln lived considerably below the means to which she had grown up accustomed. For the first eighteen months, the newlyweds lived in a modest Springfield boardinghouse. Finally, in early 1844 they purchased a frame house in the city that would serve as their home for the next sixteen years. It was the only house Lincoln ever owned.
7: When Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846, Douglas enjoyed a promotion to senator in the bargain. By the early 1850s, Douglas enjoyed a reputation as one of the sharpest young orators and politicians in the Senate. From the beginning, Douglas's position slavery stood in stark contrast to Lincoln's. Whereas Lincoln was wont to style slavery as a moral evil, Douglas was somewhat indifferent as to the morality of slavery, and far more concerned with the politics of the issue that was beginning to tear the nation apart at the seams.
8: Eldest son Edward Lincoln dies from a prolonged illness. This was an eye opener for Lincoln. He put his political career on hold for a while after this and spunt more time with his family.
9: Abraham Lincoln was elected president November 6,1860. Abe Lincoln helped the Union to win the civil war against the Confederates in the South. He controlled the army and struggled with finding a talented, aggressive general to lead the troops. In the process of the war, after the battle at Antietam, he produced the Emancipation Proclamation to free slaves belonging to enemies of the country, though not of friendly border states so they would not turn against the Union. The initial purpose of the war was to maintain the Union in one piece, but it became about slavery at a later point, and that is what is best remembered about it. After the war and before his assassination, Lincoln also worked with reconstruction of the Union, fighting to get his lenient 10 Percent bill passed in place of the more severe Congressional Wade-Davis bill.
10: John Wilkes Booth was Lincoln's assassin. A southern sympathizer loyal to Virginia, Booth was a twenty-six-year-old struggling actor at the time of the assassination. Shortly thereafter, after escaping to Maryland and then Virginia, he was apprehended and shot to death during a struggle with federal agents in a barn in rural Virginia.
11: Abe was elected president in 1860. Abe Lincoln helped the Union to win the civil war against the Confederates in the South. He controlled the army and struggled with finding a talented, aggressive general to lead the troops. In the process of the war, after the battle at Antietam, he produced the Emancipation Proclamation to free slaves belonging to enemies of the country, though not of friendly border states so they would not turn against the Union. The initial purpose of the war was to maintain the Union in one piece, but it became about slavery at a later point, and that is what is best remembered about it. After the war and before his assassination, Lincoln also worked with reconstruction of the Union, fighting to get his lenient 10 Percent bill passed in place of the more severe Congressional Wade-Davis bill.