Abraham Lincoln Facts: Interesting Facts About Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Facts for Kids

Lincoln’s life was saved twice when he was young.

Lincoln’s mother was killed by poisonous milk, when he was nine years old.

He had a stepmother, Sarah Bush Johnston. He was close to her and called her “mother” as opposed to calling her “Stepmother” or “Sarah.”

Lincoln was estranges from him father and didn’t attend his funeral.

Lincoln ran for U.S. Senate twice and lost.

Lincoln won the popular vote in Senate campaign against Douglas but lost the election.

The first federal income tax was created by Abraham Lincoln in 1861. The initial rate was set at 3 percent.

Lincoln pushed through congress the 13th amendment to the U.S. constitution, which permanently outlawed slavery.

Lincoln before becoming president, he served four times at state level in the Illinois House of Representatives

One of Lincoln’s most famous and controversial executive orders was suspending right of habeas corpus, a decision which was later termed as unconstitutional.