Five Fast Facts: Abe Lincoln
Posted on February 17, 2014
- Abe was an inventor and had a patent for a system to alter buoyancy of steamboats.
- Instead of sleeping in the Lincoln Bedroom in the White House, Abe used it as an office.
- Mr. Lincoln was the first president to sport a beard.
- He is responsible for standardized currency with the National Banking Act in 1863.
- 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.