Fun Fact Friday: Abraham Lincoln

Most folks know that Abe Lincoln was a great president, but did you know he was a great wrestler as well? It’s true!

Here are some other fun facts about Lincoln:

  • Lincoln was born in a one-room log cabin.
  • He owned a general store in New Salem, Illinois.
  • Lincoln was a lawyer and sometimes worked as a defense attorney.
  • As an attorney, he objected in court so infrequently that on one occasion, when he did object, a judge gave enough weight to Lincoln’s opinion that he reversed his decision.
  • Lincoln didn’t move to Illinois (“The Land of Lincoln”) until he was 21.
  • Lincoln is the only president to patent an invention, a special flotation device for moving boats in shallow water.

Want to learn more about Honest Abe? Check out our Lincoln resources on Discovery Education Streaming!


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