Wisconsin History Day By Day

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Address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society

Remembering the Day Abraham Lincoln Came to Milwaukee

Lincoln's Milwaukee Speech

Read More About It

"The Story of Abraham Lincoln: President for the People" by Larry Weinberg



Interesting Fact:

Abraham Lincoln also spent time in Wisconsin during the Black Hawk War in 1832 and in Janesville in 1859 while campaigning. His son, Robert Todd, received his higher education at Carthage College in Kenosha where Lincoln was a trustee.

Study Questions:

  • What was Lincoln's occupation in 1859?
  • Why did Lincoln come to the Wisconsin State Fair to deliver a speech?
  • When was Lincoln first elected president of the United States?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on September 30:

    1777: The U.S. Congress moves to York, Pennsylvannia to escape the British.
    1927: Babe Ruth hits his 60th home run.

  • September 30

    September 30, 1859: Abraham Lincoln delivered an address at the state fair in Milwaukee. His speech dealt with agriculture, labor, invention, education and opportunity.

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