An Abraham Lincoln Timeline Early Political Career, 1832-1848 Name___________________________ Date__________ 1. What office did Lincoln run for in 1832? __________________________ _________________________________________________________________ 2. What political party did he belong to? ____________________________ 3. What did his campaign center on?________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ 4. Did he win this election? ________________________________________ 5. In what war did Lincoln serve? __________________________________ 6. What rank did he hold in the militia?_____________________________ 7. When was Lincoln elected to the Illinois General Assembly? ________ 8. When did Lincoln begin to teach himself law? _____________________ 9. What year did Lincoln begin to practice law? ______________________ 10. Who was his first law partner? _________________________________ 11. Was Lincoln a successful lawyer? _______________________________ 12. How many terms did Lincoln serve in the Illinois General Assembly? __________ 13. What county did Lincoln represent? _____________________________ 14. In what year did Lincoln make his first protest against slavery? ___________ 15. When was Lincoln admitted to practice law in the United States Circuit Court? _______________________________________________________ 16. In what year did Lincoln meet Mary Todd? ______________________ 17. Who did Lincoln almost fight a duel with? _______________________ 18. When did Lincoln marry Mary Todd? ____________________________ 19. Where was Mary Todd’s family from? ___________________________ 20. When did Lincoln first run for the U.S. Congress? ________________ 21. Did he win this election?_________ 22. Who was Lincoln’s first child and when was he born? _________________________________________________________________ 23. Where and in what year did Lincoln purchase a home? ____________ _________________________________________________________________ 24. What office did Lincoln run for in 1846? _________________________ 25. Did he win this election?_________ 26. Who was Lincoln’s second child and when was he born? _________________________________________________________________ 27. As a Representative in Congress, what war did Lincoln speak out against? ______________________________________________________ Match the people on the left with their descriptions on the right. 1. Mary Todd____ A. Lincoln’s first son. 2. John T. Stuart____ B. Almost fought a duel with Lincoln. 3. James Shields____ C. Married Lincoln in 1842. 4. Robert Todd Lincoln____ D. President during Lincoln’s term in Congress. 5. Edward Baker Lincoln____ E. Lincoln’s first law partner. 6. James K. Polk_____ F. Lincoln’s second son. On the map: Locate and label Springfield, Illinois.
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