Better Students Ask More Questions.
Did Abraham Lincoln have any slaves?
1 Answer | add yours
Middle School Teacher
No, Abraham Lincoln never owned slaves. Some other Presidents did, such as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.
Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky, a slave state, but his family opposed slavery. They later moved to Indiana and then Illinois, both of which were free states.
Abraham Lincoln's wife, Mary Todd, did come from a wealthy slave-owning family in Kentucky. It took her some time to adjust to a life without slaves, as she had always had someone else to perform the household chores.
Posted by cburr on April 8, 2009 at 6:20 AM (Answer #1)
Related QuestionsSee all »
Join to answer this question
Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.