Five Fast Facts: Abe Lincoln



  1. Abe was an inventor and had a patent for a system to alter buoyancy of steamboats.
  2. Instead of sleeping in the Lincoln Bedroom in the White House, Abe used it as an office.
  3. Mr. Lincoln was the first president to sport a beard.
  4. He is responsible for standardized currency with the National Banking Act in 1863.
  5. Abe took it upon himself to test rifles…on the White House lawn.

Tour sites like Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and Lincoln State Park to learn more about Abe Lincoln.

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