How Tall Was Abraham Lincoln?

Abraham Lincoln was the tallest President of all time. He was six feet and four inches, Lincoln towered over most of his companies. Abraham Lincoln looked nearly 7 feet tall once he put on his hat. The average height for a man during that time was about five feet, six inches. When Abraham Lincoln was in a simple sitting position, President Lincoln looked about the same height as an average man; he had really long legs.

Abraham Lincoln’s Marriage Life with Mary Todd Lincoln

At the time when the tall President got married to Mary Todd Lincoln, Lincoln had been very poor. Lincoln courted Mary Todd for only one year before proposing marriage. Mary Todd Lincoln’s family did not approve of the match.

Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln got married on November 4, 1842, in the parlor of her own sister Elizabeth Edwards. Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln stayed at The Globe Tavern-a boarding house on the same night of their wedding. Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln lived in the first year of marriage at the Globe. After that, they had their very first child, his name was Robert.

Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln had four sons over the years. Their names were Robert, Edward, William, and Thomas. Unfortunately, Three of their children passed away before turning adults. Robert Lincoln was the only child who was alive and lived a long life. Abraham Lincoln does not have any descendants.

Mary Todd Lincoln had a best friend during the White House years. Her name was Mrs. Keckley. She was a former slave and also Mrs. Lincoln’s seamstress. She came when Willie passed away. She did a really great job helping and supporting Mary right after Abraham’s murder.

Abraham Lincoln’s son named Willie passed away in the White House in February 1862. The reason for his death was bilious fever, maybe caused by contamination of the White House drinking water.

An Interesting Personality of Abraham Lincoln

The 16th President Abraham Lincoln did not like to go to the dentist. It was like a nightmare for him. There was little anesthesia at the time, and one dentist actually, unfortunately, broke off part of Lincoln’s jaw the moment when he was trying to pull a tooth out of his mouth.

Abraham Lincoln used to adore animals so much and Lincoln did not like hunting or killing any animal even for food. He had so many pets. Abraham used to have dogs, cats, and even a turkey. Lincoln was suffering from really serious depression and headaches.

Abraham was a very wise man. A lot of his talks, while he was being a little funny, were recorded. One of Abraham Lincoln’s recordings was like, “If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?” and “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

The Journey Of Abraham Lincoln Becoming The 16th President

The time when tall president Abraham Lincoln was elected President in the year of 1860, then there were seven slave states who left the Union in order to make the Confederate States of America. After that, four more slaves went with them when the conflict started between the North and South.

Then a terrible civil war flooded the nation as president Abraham Lincoln decided to take control of the Union, enforce the laws of the United States, and end the secession. That war was continuing for the last four years with a great loss of more than 600,000 Americans dead. Midway through the war, Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which got all slaves totally free within the Confederacy and made a huge change in the war from a battle for the protection of the Union into a battle all for their freedom.

He was the first Republican President, and Union victory was over forever the claim that state sovereignty displaced federal authority. Lincoln was killed by an assassin’s bullet less than a week after the surrender of Confederate forces, but  Lincoln had made the country a better Union and that is why Lincoln earned the admiration of most Americans as the country’s greatest President.